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Andwise Roper

Andwise Roper
Biographical Information
Other namesAndy
BirthS.R. 1323
ParentageHobson "Roper" Gamgee
SiblingsHamfast, May and Halfred
ChildrenAnson Roper
Physical Description

Andwise "Andy" Roper was a Hobbit of the Shire.

[edit] History

Andwise was the son of Hobson "Roper" Gamgee, an older brother of Hamfast Gamgee. Whereas his brother became a gardner, Andwise inherited the family ropewalk in Tighfield,[1][2] and continued the family trade. He left his ropewalk to his son Anson after his death, founding the Roper Family.[3]

[edit] Etymology

The name comes from Old English andwīs which means "expert, skilful".[4]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Lothlórien"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Taming of Sméagol"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  4. Jim Allan (1978), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"