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Holman Cotton

Holman Cotton
Biographical Information
Other names"Long Hom"
BirthS.R. 1302
ParentageCotman and Rose
ChildrenTom and Will
Physical Description

Holman "Long Hom" Cotton was a Hobbit of Bywater.

[edit] History

Holman was the son of Cotman. He moved to Bywater, and took up the family name "Cotton". He became a farmer, which passed to his son, Tom. He also had another son, Will.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Holman means "hole-man", and is distinct from the real-life English surname[2] which contains holm "river island" rather than hol "hole".[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  2. 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. 760
  3. Jim Allan (1978), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"