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Tolman Gardner

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Tolman Gardner
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesTom Gardner
LocationHobbiton
BirthS.R. 1442
Family
ParentageSamwise Gamgee, Rose Cotton
Physical Description
GenderMale

Tolman "Tom" Gardner was a Hobbit of the Shire.

History

Tom was the thirteenth and youngest child of Samwise Gamgee and Rose Cotton.[1]

Etymology

Tolman comes from Old English tōl + mann meaning "tool person".[2] In early phases of writing Appendix F, it was a translation of original Westron Tomacca[3] or (earlier) Tomakli.[4]

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"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Appendix on Languages"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Appendix on Languages", note 37.