Roper Gamgee

   The first of the Gamgees.
   A name given to Hobson the son of Hob Gammidge. He followed in his father's work as a roper in Tighfield, and so was given the name Roper Gamgee ('Gamgee' being a corruption of his father's nickname 'Gammidgy').
   He handed the family name down to his son Hamfast, and his grandson Samwise.

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

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