Holman the greenhanded

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Holman the greenhanded
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesHolman of Hobbiton
PositionGardener
LocationHobbiton
BirthS.R. 1210
Family
FamilyGreenhand
ChildrenRowan, Halfred, Erling, Hending and Rose
Physical Description
GenderMale

Holman the greenhanded was a famous gardener of the Shire.

History[edit]

Holman of Hobbiton had five children; Rowan, Halfred, Erling, Hending and Rose. He passed his skills and crafts on to his eldest son, Halfred, who formed the surname Greenhand out of his father's nickname.[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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