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Holfast Gardner

Holfast Gardner
Biographical Information
BirthS.R. 1462
ParentageFrodo Gardner
ChildrenHarding of the Hill
Physical Description

Holfast Gardner was a Hobbit of the Shire.

[edit] History

Holfast was the son of Frodo Gardner and became the head of the Gardner Family. He was the father of Harding of the Hill.[1]

He probably lived in Bag End.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Old English holfæst means "hole-firm" or "hole dweller".[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  2. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 201
  3. Jim Allan (1978), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"