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ha'mfast ga'mjee
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'Hamfast' comes from hámfoest meaning 'stay-at-home' (or, literally, 'home-fast')
'Gamgee' comes from 'Gamwichy', referring to the village of Gamwich where the family was founded
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Hamfast ‘GafferGamgee

The father of Sam Gamgee

The son of Hobson, Hamfast removed to Hobbiton to take up gardening, and was for many years the Baggins' gardener at Bag End. He married Bell Goodchild, and had six children, among them Samwise Gamgee of the Company of the Ring.


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