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Puddifoot Family

The Puddifoots were a family of Hobbits. They were to be found in Stock of the Marish. Unlike most Hobbits, who dwelled in hobbit-holes, and like most folk of the Marish, the Puddifoots were house-dwellers.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name comes from "puddle-foot" and is connected to the soft soil of the Marish.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Short Cut to Mushrooms"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 113