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Ferumbras Took I

Ferumbras Took I
Biographical Information
TitlesThain of the Shire
LocationThe Shire
Birthbetween S.R. 1 and S.R. 1101
Deathbetween S.R. 1 and S.R. 1101
Physical Description

Ferumbras Took I was a Hobbit of the Shire who held the position of Thain some time between S.R. 740 and S.R. 1083.

[edit] History

There are no direct records of Ferumbras I but he was evidently the namesake of Ferumbras II.[1] Ferumbras I's reign as Thain came between the beginning of the Took line of Thains in S.R. 740 and the reign of Isengrim II, which began in S.R. 1083, after which there were no gaps in the Took family's genealogy.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Ferumbras is a name from the legends of Roland, a corruption of Frankish fier à bras, "brave arm".


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"
Thains of the Shire
1. Bucca of the Marish · 2-11. unknown · 12. Gorhendad Oldbuck · 13. Isumbras I · 14-21. unknown (includes: Isengrim I · Ferumbras I · Paladin I · Isumbras II) · 22. Isengrim II · 23. Isumbras III · 24. Ferumbras II · 25. Fortinbras I · 26. Gerontius · 27. Isengrim III · 28. Isumbras IV · 29. Fortinbras II · 30. Ferumbras III · 31. Paladin II · 32. Peregrin I · 33. Faramir I