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Ferny Family

Ferny is a Mannish surname of Bree. One of the family's members was Bill Ferny.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Ferny refers to the plant name "fern".[2]

Fern and Ferny, Fernie are real-life English surnames.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "At the Sign of the Prancing Pony"
  2. 2.0 2.1 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. 757