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Tolman Gardner

The name Tom refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Tom (disambiguation).
Tolman Gardner
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesTom Gardner
LocationBag End, Hobbiton
BirthS.R. 1442
Perhaps Gondor[note 1]
Family
FamilyGardner
ParentageSamwise Gamgee and Rose Cotton
SiblingsElanor, Frodo, Rose, Merry, Pippin, Goldilocks, Hamfast, Daisy, Primrose, Bilbo, Ruby and Robin
Physical Description
GenderMale

Tolman "Tom" Gardner was a Hobbit of the Shire.

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[edit] History

Tom was the thirteenth and youngest child of Samwise Gamgee and Rose Cotton, born the same year his parents visited King Elessar in Gondor.[1][2][note 1]

He was named after his mother's brother Tolman Cotton.

[edit] Etymology

Tolman comes from Old English tōl + mann meaning "tool person".[3] In early phases of writing Appendix F, it was a translation of original Westron Tomacca[4] or (earlier) Tomakli.[5]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Considering that Rose would not make a journey while Tom was newborn, and that the couple stayed in Gondor for a year, it is most possible that Rose traveled while pregnant to Tom, and that he was born in Gondor.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "Later Events Concerning the Members of the Fellowship of the Ring"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  3. , "Giving of Names"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "II. The Appendix on Languages"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "II. The Appendix on Languages", note 37.