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Noakes Family

The Noakes were a working-class family of hobbits.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Noake(s) or Noke(s) is a real-life English surname, derived probably from the place-name No(a)ke, etymologized as atten oke "at the oak".[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 761