From Tolkien Gateway
|Other names||"Long Hom"|
|Birth||S.R. 1302 |
|Parentage||Cotman and Rose|
|Children||Tom and Will|
Holman "Long Hom" Cotton was a Hobbit of Bywater.
Holman was the son of Cotman. He moved to Bywater, and took up the family name "Cotton". He became a farmer, which passed to his son, Tom. He also had another son, Will.
Holman means "hole-man", and is distinct from the real-life English surname which contains holm "river island" rather than hol "hole".
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
- ↑ 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. 760
- ↑ Jim Allan (1978), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"