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Halfred of Overhill

Halfred Gamgee
Biographical Information
Other namesHalfred of Overhill
BirthS.R. 1332
ParentageRoper Gamgee
SiblingsAndwise, Hamfast and May
ChildrenHalfast Gamgee
Physical Description

Halfred Gamgee was a Hobbit of the Shire.

[edit] History

Halfred was the youngest son of Roper Gamgee. He settled in Overhill,[1] and had one son, Halfast, who worked for the local Boffins.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The name comes from Old English healfrēad "half-red, reddish" or from healfrǣd "half counsel".[3]


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