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Marcho

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'''Marcho''' was one of the two [[Bree]]-[[hobbits]] who founded [[the Shire]] in {{TA|1601}}.  The other was his brother, [[Blanco]].<ref>{{FR|Hobbits}}</ref>
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'''Marcho''' was a [[Bree-hobbit]] of [[Fallohide]] stock. He was the brother of [[Blanco]].
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In {{TA|1601}}, the brothers took some [[hobbits]] with them and left [[Bree]] to move west. They crossed [[Baranduin]] and with the permission of [[King of Arthedain|King]] [[Argeleb II]] they settled in the royal hunting grounds of [[Arthedain]] and founded [[the Shire]]. Soon after (c. {{TA|1630}}), [[Stoors]] from [[Dunland]] came to this new land.<ref>{{FR|Hobbits}}</ref>
  
 
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== Etymology ==

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Marcho
Hobbit
Biographical Information
LocationBree
The Shire
Notable forFounding the Shire
Family
SiblingsBlanco
Physical Description
GenderMale

Marcho was a Bree-hobbit of Fallohide stock. He was the brother of Blanco.

Contents

History

In T.A. 1601, the brothers took some hobbits with them and left Bree to move west. They crossed Baranduin and with the permission of King Argeleb II they settled in the royal hunting grounds of Arthedain and founded the Shire. Soon after (c. T.A. 1630), Stoors from Dunland came to this new land.[1]

Etymology

Old English and Celtic marka is an element that refers to "horse" (see mearas).

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MARCHO
fl. T.A. 1601
 
Blanco
fl. T.A. 1601
 


Inspiration

The two brothers are perhaps based on Hengest and Horsa, who brought the Saxons to Britany.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, "Prologue", "Concerning Hobbits"
  2. Jim Allan, An Introduction to Elvish, "An etymological excursion among the Shire Folk"