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Halfred Gamgee

Halfred Gamgee
Hobbit
Biographical Information
LocationHobbiton
Northfarthing
BirthS.R. 1369
Family
FamilyGamgee
ParentageGaffer Gamgee and Bell Goodchild
SiblingsHamson, Daisy, May, Samwise and Marigold
Physical Description
GenderMale

Halfred Gamgee was a Hobbit of the Shire.

[edit] History

Halfred was the second son of Hamfast Gamgee. He moved to the Northfarthing.[1]

[edit] Etymology

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

[edit] References

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