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Puddifoot Family

The Puddifoots were a family of Hobbits. Most of them lived in the Marish, in Stock.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name comes from "puddle-foot" and is connected to the soft soil of the Marish.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Short Cut to Mushrooms"
  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. 113