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  • Updated 6 March 2002
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The original form of the name Gamgee

A hobbit family-name, apparently first used in 'Old Gammidgy', the nickname of Hob Gammidge of Tighfield. His son, Hobson, received the name in a slightly corrupted form. He became known as Roper Gamgee, and that form of the name descended to his grandson Sam.

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