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Chubb Family

The Chubb Family was a family of Shire-hobbits, of whom several were present at Bilbo Baggins' Farewell Party.[1] Their main connection with the Baggins family was through Bilbo's grandfather, the Old Took, whose wife Adamanta Chubb was mother to no fewer than twelve children, including Bilbo's mother Belladonna.

Marriage into the Took and Baggins families, as well as the usage of exotic flower names and jewels, suggest that the Chubbs were of higher class.[2]

[edit] Genealogy

Adamanta Chubb
Gerontius Took
Chica Chubb
Bingo Baggins
many descendants
Falco Chubb-Baggins
Poppy Chubb-Baggins
Filibert Bolger

[edit] Etymology

Chubb is associated with the word 'chubby', round and fat in bodily shape, like Hobbits usually are.

Chubb is a real-life English surname.[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
  2. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, pointed out in p. 198
  3. 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. 755