Bracegirdle family

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The Bracegirdle family were an important and populous family of Shire-hobbits, associated with the town or village of Hardbottle. The most famous of them was Lobelia Bracegirdle, who married Otho Sackville-Baggins.

Etymology

The Hobbitish name referred to their tendency to be fat and so to strain their belts, meaning "Tight-belt", or "Belt-tightener / strainer / stretcher". Bracegirdle is a real-life English surname. Tolkien had noted that it followed the type of Romance compounds with the verbal element first (instead of *"Girdlebracer").[1]

Genealogy[2]

Blanco Bracegirdle
Primrose Boffin
b. S.R. 1265
Bruno
S.R. 1313-S.R. 1410
Lobelia
S.R. 1318-S.R. 1420
Otho Sackville-Baggins
S.R. 1310-S.R. 1412
Hugo
b. S.R. 1350
Hilda
b. S.R. 1354
Seredic Brandybuck
b. S.R. 1348
Lotho
S.R. 1364-S.R. 1419
Doderic
b. S.R. 1389
Ilberic
b. S.R. 1391
Celandine
b. S.R. 1394

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