Boffin Family

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   An important family of the Shire.
   A prominent family of the Shire, associated with the region of the Yale in the Eastfarthing. Important members include Berylla Boffin, who was an ancestor of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, and Folco Boffin, who helped Frodo in his move from Bag End.

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

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