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The Proudfoot Family was a family of Hobbits of the Shire.

If Odo Proudfoot is to be taken as an example, at least some members of the family boasted large and exceptionally (even for Hobbits) hairy feet.[1]

There is some uncertainty among Hobbits about the plural form of "Proudfoot" - the family themselves apparently used "Proudfeet", but Bilbo Baggins pointedly preferred "Proudfoots".[1]

[edit] Genealogy

All recorded members of the family:[2]

Bodo Proudfoot
Linda Baggins
S.R. 1262 - S.R. 1363
Odo Proudfoot
S.R. 1304 - S.R. 1405
Olo Proudfoot
S.R. 1346 - S.R. 1435
Sancho Proudfoot
S.R. 1390

[edit] Etymology

Proudfoot is a real-life English surname.[3]

[edit] See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Baggins of Hobbiton"
  3. 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. 762