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May Gamgee

The name May refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see May (disambiguation).
May Gamgee
Hobbit
Biographical Information
LocationHobbiton
BirthS.R. 1376
Family
FamilyGamgee
ParentageGaffer Gamgee and Bell Goodchild
SiblingsHamson, Halfred, Daisy, Samwise and Marigold
Physical Description
GenderFemale

May Gamgee was a Hobbit of the Shire.

[edit] History

May was the second daughter, and fourth child, of Hamfast Gamgee and Bell Goodchild.[1]

[edit] Etymology

May could refer to the hawthorn blossoms, so called because they blossom in the month May. It was a common girl's name in the Shire.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"