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Halfred Greenhand

A gardener of Hobbiton

The son of Holman the greenhanded of Hobbiton, Halfred was the first Hobbit to use the name Greenhand as his family name. He belonged to the earlier generations of Sam Gamgee's family, and though he wasn't himself one of Sam's direct ancestors, he did leave an important inheritance by carrying on the gardening tradition of his family. This tradition was passed on through his son Holman to Holman's cousin Hamfast Gamgee, and so to Sam himself.

See also...

The greenhanded

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