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Bolger Family

An important family of the Shire

A Hobbit family of Fallohidish origin, associated with the village of Budgeford, on the Water in the Eastfarthing of the Shire. In common with the Brandybucks and the Tooks, the Bolgers had a penchant for heroic and historical names, and so as well as Fredegar (the most prominent Bolger in Tolkien's work), we find such names as Fastolph, Gundabald and Odovacar among the Bolgers.

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