Hamfast Gardner

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Hamfast Gardner
Biographical Information
Other namesRanugad, Baravorn
LocationBag End, Hobbiton
BirthS.R. 1432
ParentageSamwise Gamgee and Rose Cotton
SiblingsElanor, Frodo, Rose, Merry, Pippin, Goldilocks, Daisy, Primrose, Bilbo, Ruby, Robin and Tolman
Physical Description

Hamfast Gardner was a Hobbit of the Shire.

History[edit | edit source]

Hamfast was the fourth son and seventh child of Samwise Gamgee and Rose Cotton. He was named after his grandfather, Hamfast Gamgee.[1]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The name Hamfast comes from Old English hámfæst, meaning "stay-at-home".[2] In Sindarin, the name Hamfast is Baravorn.[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part One: The End of the Third Age: XI. The Epilogue: The second version"