Holman the Greenhanded

   A distant ancestor of Sam Gamgee.
   Sam Gamgee's ancestor, who seems to have founded the tradition of gardening in Hobbiton that was carried on by his great-grandson Hamfast Gamgee and Hamfast's own son, Sam himself. Holman founded a family of gardeners who took their surname from his nickname: the Greenhands. It was through Holman's grandson and namesake Holman Greenhand that Hamfast came to Hobbiton from Tighfield, and turned his hand to the family tradition of gardening.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary. . 2003.

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