From Tolkien Gateway
|Other names||Tom Gardner|
|Location||Bag End, Hobbiton|
|Birth||S.R. 1442 |
Perhaps Gondor[note 1]
|Parentage||Samwise Gamgee and Rose Cotton|
|Siblings||Elanor, Frodo, Rose, Merry, Pippin, Goldilocks, Hamfast, Daisy, Primrose, Bilbo, Ruby and Robin|
He was named after his mother's brother Tolman Cotton.
- Considering that Rose would not make a journey while Tom was newborn, and that the couple stayed in Gondor for a year, it is most possible that Rose traveled while pregnant to Tom, and that he was born in Gondor.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "Later Events Concerning the Members of the Fellowship of the Ring"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
- , "Giving of Names"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "II. The Appendix on Languages"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "II. The Appendix on Languages", note 37.