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Tolman Gardner

The name Tom refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Tom (disambiguation).
Tolman Gardner
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesTom Gardner
LocationBag End, Hobbiton
BirthS.R. 1442
Family
FamilyGardner
ParentageSamwise Gamgee and Rose Cotton
SiblingsElanor, Frodo, Rose, Merry, Pippin, Goldilocks, Hamfast, Daisy, Primrose, Bilbo, Ruby and Robin
Physical Description
GenderMale

Tolman "Tom" Gardner was a Hobbit of the Shire.

[edit] History

Tom was the thirteenth and youngest child of Samwise Gamgee and Rose Cotton.[1] He was named after his mother's brother Tolman Cotton.

[edit] Etymology

Tolman comes from Old English tōl + mann meaning "tool person".[2] In early phases of writing Appendix F, it was a translation of original Westron Tomacca[3] or (earlier) Tomakli.[4]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  2. Jim Allan, An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Appendix on Languages"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Appendix on Languages", note 37.