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The Boffin family were most associated with the Yale
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Tosto is pronounced 'to'sto'
Meaning
Uncertain1

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Tosto Boffin

The son of Griffo Boffin

The son of Griffo Boffin and Daisy Baggins, born in the year III 2988 (or 1388 by the Shire-reckoning). Tosto was present with his parents at Bilbo's Farewell Party in III 3001. At that time he would have been just thirteen years old, and was probably among the Hobbit-children who received gifts of astonishing toys.


Notes

1

Tolkien's choice of the name Tosto for this Hobbit is not explained, but he was perhaps influenced by the Anglo-Saxon name Tostig (most famously the name of an English earl, the brother of King Harold, who died in 1066). The meaning of the name is far from clear, though in general form it resembles Old English toste meaning 'toad'. That hardly seems a suitable name for an earl of royal blood, though it might conceivably have influenced Tolkien's choice of the name for the Hobbit Tosto Boffin.

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