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Halfred Greenhand

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Halfred Greenhand
Hobbit
Biographical Information
BirthS.R. 1251
Family
ParentageHolman the greenhanded
Physical Description
GenderMale

Halfred Greenhand was the son of Holman the greenhanded.

History

Halfred a gardener like is father, and the first to use his father's nickname as a family name. He had one son, whom he named after his father: Holman was born in S.R. 1292.[1]

Etymology

The name comes from Old English healfrēad "half-red, reddish" or from healfrǣd "half counsel".[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  2. Jim Allan, An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of names"