Tolkien Gateway

Ilberic Brandybuck

Ilberic Brandybuck
Kent Burles - Ilberic Brandybuck.jpg
"Ilberic Brandybuck" by Kent Burles
Biographical Information
LocationThe Shire
BirthS.R. 1391
ParentageSeredic Brandybuck and Hilda Bracegirdle
SiblingsDoderic and Celandine
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Ilberic Brandybuck

Ilberic Brandybuck was a Hobbit of the Shire.

[edit] History

Ilberic was the second son of Seredic Brandybuck and Hilda Bracegirdle, born in S.R. 1391. In S.R. 1401 little Ilberic attended Bilbo's Farewell Party with his family.[1]

[edit] Etymology

As a Brandybuck name, it is Celtic-sounding but it seems to be Germanic. it contains alb "Elf" and ric "rule"[2]. Alberic is a dwarf who appears in Richard Wagner's Ring cycle.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Brandybuck of Buckland"
  2. Jim Allan (1978), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"