Roper Family

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The Roper Family was a young family of Hobbits, an offshoot of the Gamgee Family.

History[edit | edit source]

Andwise Gamgee adopted the surname Roper in honour of the family trade, which was started two generations earlier.[1]

The Ropers stayed in their ancestral home of Tighfield, while their relatives carried the Gamgee name to other places and followed other trades.

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Hobson "Roper" Gamgee
Andwise Roper
Other children
Anson Roper

Portrayals in Adaptations[edit | edit source]

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

There are several Hobbits with the surname Roper in the game. Some of the more important ones are Lilabet Roper and Sheldon Roper.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"