Halfast Gamgee

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Halfast Gamgee
The Lord of the Rings Online - Halfast Gamgee.jpg
Halfast Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings Online
Biographical Information
Other namesHal
BirthS.R. 1372
ParentageHalfred of Overhill
Physical Description
GalleryImages of Halfast Gamgee

Halfast "Hal" Gamgee was a Hobbit of the Shire.


Hal was the son of Halfred, an uncle of Samwise Gamgee.[1] He worked for Mr. Boffin in Overhill, and often went up in the Northfarthing to hunt.

He had the reputation for his wild stories of things he saw. He reportedly encountered a "Tree-man" while hunting beyond the North Moors.

Sam mentioned this gossip to Ted Sandyman while discussing the queer news heard in the Shire around T.A. 3018.[2]


The name likely comes from Old English hālfæst meaning "hale and firm".[3]

Portrayal in adaptations[edit]

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Hal Gamgee lives in the town of Oatbarton in the Northfarthing of the Shire, which in-game is located within Evendim region.