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Rowan
Hobbit
Biographical Information
LocationHobbiton
BirthS.R. 1249
Family
ParentageHolman the greenhanded
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Rowan was the oldest child of Holman the greenhanded.

History

Rowan married Hob Gammidge, a roper from Tighfield. They had one son, Hobson, who became a roper like his father.[1]

Etymology

A Rowan is a type of tree, the European mountain ash. The name is of Scandinavian origin akin to Norse rauð "red" (because of its red berries).[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  2. Jim Allan (ed.), Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"