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Dates
Founded the Shire in III 1601 (year 1 of the Shire-reckoning)
Race
Division
Culture
Apparently originated among the Bree-hobbits
Meaning
From Old English blanca, a white or grey horse1

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Blanco

One of the founders of the Shire

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parents
Marcho
Blanco

With his brother Marcho, one of the two Bree-hobbits who founded the Shire in the mid-Third Age.


Notes

1

Blanco and his brother Marcho mirror the historical characters Hengest and Horsa, who spearheaded the Anglo-Saxon influx into Britain (so Marcho and Blanco founded the Shire as Hengest and Horsa founded the nation that would become England). This relation explains the names 'Marcho' and 'Blanco', which are both related to horses, as are 'Hengest' and 'Horsa'.

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