| The name Tom refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Tom (disambiguation).
|Other names||Tom Gardner|
|Location||Bag End, Hobbiton|
|Birth||S.R. 1442 |
|Parentage||Samwise Gamgee and Rose Cotton|
|Siblings||Elanor, Frodo, Rose, Merry, Pippin, Goldilocks, Hamfast, Daisy, Primrose, Bilbo, Ruby and Robin|
Tolman "Tom" Gardner was a Hobbit of the Shire.
Tom was the thirteenth and youngest child of Samwise Gamgee and Rose Cotton. He was named after his mother's brother Tolman Cotton.
Tolman comes from Old English tōl + mann meaning "tool person". In early phases of writing Appendix F, it was a translation of original Westron Tomacca or (earlier) Tomakli.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
- ↑ Jim Allan, An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "II. The Appendix on Languages"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "II. The Appendix on Languages", note 37.