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The earliest known member was Buffo Boffin, born c.III 2725 (1125 by the Shire-reckoning)
Associated with the Yale in the Eastfarthing of the Shire
An anglicised form of the original Hobbit-name Bophín, said to mean 'one who laughs loudly'
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Boffin Family

An important Hobbit family from the Yale

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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.

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