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Dates
Hob Gammidge was born III 2846 (though he was presumably not known as 'Old Gammidgy' until late in life)
Race
Culture
Family
Settlements
Born in Gamwich, and later removed to Tighfield
Meaning
Gammidgy is derived from he family name Gammidge, which comes in turn from the place-name Gamwich, meaning 'game village'
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Old Gammidgy

The nickname that gave rise to Sam Gamgee’s family name

A nickname acquired by Hob Gammidge of Tighfield. Both Hob and his son, Hobson, followed a roping tradition, and Hobson gained a nickname of his own, based on the name Gammidgy; he became known as Roper Gamgee, the first use of the surname that would later be borne by Hobson's grandson Sam.


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