Fairbairn family

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The Fairbairn family was the family name of the descendants of Samwise Gamgee, through his eldest daughter Elanor and her husband Fastred of Greenholm, because her elvish beauty was long inherited by her descendants.[1]

Fastred became the first Warden of Westmarch, a title handed down to his son Elfstan Fairbairn and his descendants. The family seat was at Undertowers on the Tower Hills (moved there in S.R. 1462), so that the family are often referred to as the 'Fairbairns of the Towers'.[2]

The Fairbairns were also the heirs of the Red Book of Westmarch to which they made additions and also created copies.[3]

Family tree of the Fairbairns of the Towers[edit | edit source]

Fastred of Greenholm
[note 1][4]
Elanor Gardner
('the Fair')
Elfstan Fairbairn
Fíriel Fairbairn[5]

Family tree notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Became first Warden of Westmarch in S.R. 1455

Inspiration[edit | edit source]

Fairbairn is a real-life English surname a northern variant of the name Fairchild.[1]