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Grubb Family

The Grubb Family was an important and wealthy family of the Shire-hobbits.

Female members of that family married into the Baggins and Boffin families. Laura Grubb married Mungo Baggins, and was Bilbo's grandmother.[1]

Some of the family were involved in auctioneering. The company Messrs Grubb, Grubb and Burrowes was set to sell Bilbo Baggins's belongings.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The name is meant to recall the English verb grub "dig, root, in the ground".[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Baggins of Hobbiton"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "The Last Stage"
  3. 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. 759