Holman Cotton

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Holman Cotton
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other names"Long Hom"
LocationBywater
BirthS.R. 1302
Family
FamilyCotton
ParentageCotman and Rose
ChildrenTom and Will
Physical Description
GenderMale

Holman "Long Hom" Cotton was a Hobbit of Bywater.

History[edit]

Holman was the son of Cotman. He moved to Bywater, and took up the family name "Cotton". He became a farmer, which passed to his son, Tom. He also had another son, Will.[1]

Etymology[edit]

Holman means "hole-man", and is distinct from the real-life English surname[2] which contains holm "river island" rather than hol "hole".[3]

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