Bolger Family

From Tolkien Gateway

The Bolger Family was a Hobbit family of Fallohidish origin[1] associated with the village of Budgeford, on The Water in the Eastfarthing of the Shire.[2] In common with the Brandybucks and the Tooks, the Bolgers had a penchant for heroic names,[1] and so as well as Fredegar, we find such noble names as Fastolph, Gundabald and Odovacar.

Etymology[edit]

The name Bolger is a reference to the "bulged" size of the average Hobbit belly, referring to their fatness and tubbiness and presumably begun as a nickname.[3]

Both Bolger and Bulger are real-life English surnames although not necessarily of the same etymology.

It was a translation of Westron Bolgra of similar meaning.

Family Tree of the Bolgers of Budgeford[edit]

Showing the prominent members of the Bolger clan.[4] The figures after the names are those of birth (and death where that is recorded). A dashed line indicates marriage, or when extended vertically, indicates a line of descent with one or more generations not shown. Names in italics signify those who attended Bilbo's Farewell Party on 22 September S.R. 1401.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gundolpho
1131-1230
 
Alfrida of the Yale
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gundahar
1174-1275
 
Dina Diggle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rudolph
1178
 
Cora Goodbody
 
 
 
Gundahad
1180
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adalgar
1215-1314
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adaldrida
1218
 
Marmadoc Brandybuck
 
Fastolph
1210
 
Pansy Baggins
 
Gundabald
1222
 
Salvia Brandybuck
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rudigar
1255-1348
 
Belba Baggins
 
Rudibert
1260
 
Amethyst Hornblower
 
Ruby
1264
 
Fosco Baggins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Theobald
1261
 
Nina Lightfoot
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Herugar
1295-1390
 
Jessamine Boffin
 
Adalbert
1301-1397
 
Gerda Boffin
 
 
 
(DROGO)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wilibald
1304-1400
 
Prisca Baggins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Odovacar
1335-1431
 
Rosamunda Took
 
Filibert
1342-1443
 
Poppy Chubb-Baggins
 
 
 
(FRODO)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wilimar
1347
 
Heribald
1351
 
Nora
1360
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fredegar
1380
 
Estella
1385[5]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(MERIADOC)
 
 
 
 
 
(various descendants)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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