Hamfast of Gamwich

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Hamfast of Gamwich
Hobbit
Biographical Information
LocationGamwich
BirthS.R. 1160
Family
FamilyGamwich
ChildrenWiseman
Physical Description
GenderMale

Hamfast of Gamwich was a Hobbit of the Shire.

History

Hamfast lived in Gamwich. He was the father of Wiseman, who moved to Tighfield, and as such, he was the progenitor of the Gamwich (later Gamgee) family.[1]

Etymology

The name Hamfast comes from Old English hámfæst, meaning "stay-at-home". It was a translation of Westron Ranugad.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"