+ 2. But Tolkien uses the same process to make his own inventions: ents who are as ancient as their immemorial forest, and who boom and mutter about history and tales and the growth of words like a certain prominent philologist; the regal, civilized men of Gondor with their complex system of law, seven-volumed history, and seven-tiered city; the horsey riders of Rohan, their humanized horses, and the rolling horse-meadows which create both; and Hobbits, their furry toes, inns, six meals a day, and absorption in family trees drawn from the comfortable associations of rural Oxfordshire and the habits of Inklings. Great-grandson of Rosa Took, nee Baggins; Brandybuck by birth and Took and Baggins by blood, Great-grandson of Rosa Took, nee Baggins, Baggins by blood, Took at birth. The choice of the surname may be connected to the name of Bilbo's house, Bag End, also the actual name of Tolkien's aunt's farmhouse, which Shippey notes was at the bottom of a lane with no exit. Bingo Baggins. Few fantasy writers so meticulously map their kingdoms, or invent legends, family trees and even languages for their characters.". 1167. In this way, Tolkien was placing the Middle-earth sagas in a definite tradition. It is unknown who is the leader of the Baggins family, as Frodo never married and had children on his own.  Fifthly, the Hobbit-style genealogies imitate the hobbitic fascination with family history; Tolkien maintained the framing fiction that The Lord of the Rings was, in fact, the Red Book of Westmarch written entirely by Hobbits. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The Baggins Family were a remarkable and rich Hobbit family from The Shire which included two Ring-bearers: Frodo and Bilbo. 'These hobbits will sit on the edge of ruin and discuss the pleasures of the table, or the small doings of their fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers, and remoter cousins to the ninth degree, if you encourage them with undue patience. 1401. Names in italics signify those who attended Bilbo's Farewell Party on 22 September S.R. They were seen as well to do and respectable, with many connections to other aristocratic Hobbit families, like the Brandybucks and the Tooks; other branches were the Sackville-Bagginses and the C… A dashed line indicates marriage, or when extended vertically, indicates a line of descent with one or more generations not shown. Although generally unexceptional, its members with Took blood were more adventurous. Falco Chubb-Baggins. Members Bungo Baggins, Belladonna Baggins (nee Took), Bilbo Baggins, Frodo Baggins: The son of Drogo and Primula Baggins (née Brandybuck) and adopted nephew of Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo adopted his "nephew" Frodo Baggins, who inherited the smial of Bag End (which did not sit well with Otho) after Bilbo left. In S.R. [T 3], The Silmarillion provides family trees for the Elves Finwë, father of Fëanor, and Olwë, ancestor of Galadriel and Lúthien; the Man Bëor the Old, ancestor of Beren, Hurin, and Turin; and of Hador, ancestor of Eärendil the mariner. Bungo was born in 1246, in Shire, Middle Earth. [T 1], The appendices to The Lord of the Rings provide family trees for Dwarves, Hobbits, and Men. Gerda Boffin. , Fisher states that in The Silmarillion, the family trees work the same way, but the tales, told as ancient legends rather than in-the-moment action, are narrated from the points of view of Elves or sometimes of Men (Edain). Gruffo Boffin. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment, "Stunning new exhibition explores Tolkien's life, work and legacy", "The Kindreds, Houses & Population of the Elves during the First Age", The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, Tolkien: A Look Behind "The Lord of the Rings", Risk: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Edition, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tolkien%27s_Middle-earth_family_trees&oldid=978570154, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 September 2020, at 18:16. Chica Chubb. ... Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo Baggins was born on month day 1290, at birth place, to Bungo Baggins and Belladonna Baggins (born Took). '[T 5], Thirdly, the trees allowed him, as a philologist, to develop, explore, and play with the etymologies and relationships of the names of his characters, something that he much enjoyed. Belladonna was born in 1252, in Shire, Middle Earth. This page was last modified on 5 March 2020, at 20:07. He was ingenious at abstracting qualities from their normal locations and fusing them with his own inventions to produce cultures, geography, languages, creatures. The appendices to The Lord of the Rings provide family trees for Dwarves, Hobbits, and Men. The Baggins clan traced their origin to the first recorded Baggins, one Balbo Baggins, who was born in or near Hobbiton in S.R. Frodo is a Baggins by his adoption through Bilbo and his father already being a Baggins.  The figures after the names are those of birth (and death where that is recorded). https://middlearthfilmseries.fandom.com/wiki/Baggins_Family?oldid=2366. Tools. Here the trees help with a different function, namely to visualise the splitting and mixing of family lines, mirroring the bitter family feuds among The Silmarillion's Elves.  He was seen as odd or queer, but also extremely rich. A notable example was Bilbo Baggins who set out on the quest for Erebor with Gandalf the Grey and thirteen Dwarves; during his absence he was presumed dead and the headship of the family was in doubt, with Otho of the Sackville-Baggins branch having the ambition of being head of two major families, until Bilbo returned alive. Peregrin Took I. Diamond Took.  The Baggins clan traced their origin to the first recorded Baggins, one Balbo Baggins, who was born in or near Hobbiton in S.R. Showing the prominent members of the Baggins clan. , Jason Fisher, in the J. R. R. Tolkien Encyclopedia, writes that Tolkien's family trees serve multiple functions. This is called a " The Baggins Family is a group featured in The Lord of the Rings, and it's prequel spin-off, The Hobbit . 1167. , Catherine McIlwaine, curator of an exhibition of Tolkien's Middle-earth artefacts at the Bodleian Library, commented that "his realm of Middle-earth [is] the product of a fecund imagination, fierce intelligence and creative prowess. The name Baggins is a translation in English of the actual Westron name Labingi, which was believed to be related to the Westron word laban, "bag". Tolkien's Middle-earth family trees contribute to the impression of depth and realism in the stories set in his fantasy world by showing that each character is rooted in history with a rich network of relationships. The Baggins family lived all around in the Shire, mostly in or near the town of Hobbiton. The complete family tree of all Hobbits in the Lord of the Rings and Tolkien's Middle Earth. Presumably Ponto Baggins II became the head of the family.. Bilbo Baggins, eponymous protagonist of The Hobbit, was born to a genteel Baggins and an adventurous Took, while his cousin (often familiarly described as his nephew) and heir Frodo was the child of a Baggins and a relatively outlandish Brandybuck. , The name Baggins is translated in most translations of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, often keeping the "bag" or "sack" meaning:, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Baggins_Family, In the German translation the family name is. On family tree, as his great-grandmother was Rosa Baggins. The Baggins family lived all around in the Shire, mostly in or near the town of Hobbiton. The Hobbit trees are introduced with the words "The names given in these Trees are only a selection from many. They were seen as well to do and respectable, with many connections to other aristocratic Hobbit families, like the Brandybucks and the Tooks; other branches were the Sackville-Bagginses and the Chubb-Bagginses. They drew long and elaborate family-trees with innumerable branches. [T 6], Yet another function was to show how different ancestries, and hence different aspects of character, come together in some of the characters. Adalbert Bolger. Adalgrim Took. Paladin Took II. Dwayne Thorpe comments in Mythlore that family trees are one of the elements that Tolkien used to make Middle-earth seem real: Elves and dwarves are drawn partly from tradition, of course. Tolkien says as much in the novel's prologue:, All hobbits were, in any case, clannish and reckoned up their relationships with great care. Bilbo passed away of cause of death at death place. The Hobbit trees are introduced with the words "The names given in these Trees are only a selection from many." In dealing with hobbits it is important to remember who is related to whom, and in what degree. Frodo himself was involved in the quest which ended the War of the Ring. "[T 2] Their development is chronicled in The Peoples of Middle-earth; it records that the Boffin and Bolger family trees were typed up for inclusion in Appendix C but were dropped at the last moment, apparently for reasons of space. [T 4] In The Silmarillion, Tolkien described an extraordinarily complex set of family relationships, feuds, and migrations of family subgroups within the various lineages of Elves. Finally, the trees mention which Hobbits had children and which did not, thus giving the impression that the story continues after the end of the book, reinforcing the impression of depth. Secondly, the family trees provide a powerful impression of depth, bringing "essential details, texture, and verisimilitude" to his secondary world. The Hobbit LOTR Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. The tree shows among other things that the Bagginses had married into both Merry's family, the Brandybucks and Pippin's family, the Tooks. This page has been accessed 179,048 times. The name is associated with Bag End. The tree shows among other things that the Bagginses had married into both Merry's family, the Brandybucks and Pippin's family, the Tooks. The Baggins Family was a family full of respectable hobbits, both men and women. J. R. R. Tolkien included multiple family trees in both The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion; they are variously for Elves, Dwarves, Hobbits, and Men. [b] Fourthly, the family trees, helped to guide him while writing to avoid mistakes in describing relationships. Statistics. The critic Tom Shippey notes that "Baggins" is close to the spoken words bæggin, bægginz in the dialect of Huddersfield, Yorkshire, where it means a substantial meal eaten between main meals, most particularly at teatime in the afternoon; and Mr Baggins is definitely, Shippey writes, "partial to ... his tea". Other Bagginses include the descendants of Posco Baggins, as well as Peregrin Took and Meriadoc Brandybuck, who had maternal Baggins blood. Rosa Baggins. Estella is on the family tree already due to her great-grandmother being Belba Bolger. 1421 both Bilbo and Frodo went over the Sea but it was still impossible to presume death, so when Samwise Gamgee was elected Mayor of the Shire, he established a rule of succession and inheritance in such situations.