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Dates
Indefinite. Born before III 28091, and survived at least until III 3018
Race
Division
Culture
Family
Descended from the Dwarves of Moria, but not by the royal line
Settlements
Originally dwelt in the Blue Mountains, but settled in the refounded Kingdom under the Mountain
Pronunciation
bi'fur
Meaning
Uncertain, but perhaps 'one who trembles' or 'one who moves'

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Bifur

One of Thorin’s companions on the Quest of Erebor

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Dwarves of
Khazad-dûm

Unnamed
parents
Unnamed uncle
and aunt
Bifur
Bofur
Bombur

Bifur, Bofur and Bombur were descended from the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm, but not from the royal house. Note that the relative ages of these three Dwarves are never established, so this genealogical tree follows the name order preferred throughout The Hobbit.

Thorin's Company

A descendant of the Dwarves of Moria, one of the companions of Bilbo Baggins and Thorin II Oakenshield on the Quest of Erebor.


Notes

1

Bifur's birthdate is not given explicity, but from comments we have about the relative ages of Thorin's companions, he cannot have been born after III 2809, which would make him at least 132 years old at the time of the Quest of Erebor.

See also...

Bofur, Forn, Thorin and Company

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