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Dates
Born III 2861 (1261 by the Shire-reckoning)
Race
Culture
Family
Settlements
The folkland of the Bolgers was at Budgeford in the Shire's Eastfarthing
Pronunciation
Theobald is pronounced 'the'obald'
Meaning
Theobald means 'people bold'1

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Theobald Bolger

The father of Wilibald Bolger

The only son of Gundabald Bolger and Salvia Brandybuck, Theobald was born in the middle of the twenty-ninth century of the Third Age, twenty-nine years before Bilbo Baggins. Theobald married Nina Lightfoot, and they had a single son of their own, Wilibald Bolger, who carried on the family line.


Notes

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The name 'Theobald' has its origins in Anglo-Saxon théod 'people' and bald 'bold', suggesting a hero or leader of a people. The element théod is also found in the ancestral language of the Rohirrim (represented by Old English), as in Théoden 'leader of the people' or Éothéod, the 'horse-people' of the upper Anduin. Indeed, it seems plausible that the Hobbit-name 'Theobald' had its origins in the time when the Hobbits and the Men of the Éothéod lived near to one another in the Vales of Anduin, though by Theobald Bolger's time those days belonged to the far distant past.

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