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Noakes Family

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The '''Noakes''' were a working-class family of [[hobbits]].  
 
The '''Noakes''' were a working-class family of [[hobbits]].  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Noake(s) or Noke(s) is a real-life English surname, derived probably from the place-name No(a)ke, etymologized as ''atten oke'' "at the oak".<ref>[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], [[Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings|''Nomenclature'']]</ref>
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Noake(s) or Noke(s) is a real-life English surname, derived probably from the place-name No(a)ke, etymologized as ''atten oke'' "at the oak".<ref>{{HM|N}}, p. 761</ref>
 
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The Noakes were a working-class family of hobbits.

Etymology

Noake(s) or Noke(s) is a real-life English surname, derived probably from the place-name No(a)ke, etymologized as atten oke "at the oak".[1]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 761