Baggins family

In J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional universe of Middle-earth, the Baggins family is known to be a remarkable and rich Hobbit family.

The Baggins family lived in the Shire, mostly in or near the town of Hobbiton. Evidently aristocratic landowners, they intermarried extensively with the two titled families of the Shire, the Tooks and the Brandybucks. It seems likely that the Bagginses were the major landowners and leading family of the area around Hobbiton. They were seen as respectable (indeed, as more respectable than the aristocratic Tooks) until Bilbo Baggins set out on the quest for Erebor with Gandalf the Grey and thirteen Dwarves: when he returned he was seen as odd or queer, but also extremely rich.

Bilbo adopted his "nephew" Frodo Baggins, who inherited the "smial" of Bag End after Bilbo left. Frodo himself was involved in the quest of the Lord of the Rings, which ended the War of the Ring.

The Baggins clan traces their origin to the first recorded Baggins, one "Balbo Baggins", who was born in or near Hobbiton in 1167 of the Shire reckoning (2767 Third Age). Bilbo is a great-grandson of Balbo, as was Frodo's father Drogo.

After Bilbo and Frodo left the only recorded Bagginses are the descendants of Bilbo's great-nephew "Posco Baggins", although many other descendants of Balbo Baggins are also recorded, under the "Sackville-Bagginses", as well as Peregrin Took and Meriadoc Brandybuck (through various interfamily marriages).

The Baggins family tree is as follows: Balbo Baggins = Berylla Boffin _____________________________________|____________________________________
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Mungo Pansy Ponto Largo Lily = Laura Grubb = Fastolph Bolger = Mimosa Bunce = Tanta Hornblower = Togo Goodbody
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Bungo Belba Longo Linda Bingo Fosco = Belladonna = Rudigar = Camellia = Bodo = Chica = Ruby Bolger Took Bolger Sackville Proudfoot Chubb |___________________
| | | | | Bilbo Otho Sackville-Baggins Falco Dora Drogo Dudo = Lobelia Bracegirdle Chubb- = Primula = Tulip
Baggins Brandybuck Longhole
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Lotho Poppy Frodo Daisy = Filibert Bolger = Griffo Boffin

The name Baggins is a translation in English of the actual Westron name "Labingi", which was believed to be related to the Westron word "labin", "bag".

The name Baggins is translated in most translations of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings", often keeping the "bag" or 'sack' meaning:
*In the German translation the family name is Beutlin,
*In the Dutch translation the family name is Balings,
*In the French translation it is Sacquet,
*In the Norwegian translation it is Lommelun,
*In the Finnish translation it is Reppuli,
*In the new Swedish translation it is Secker,
*In the Danish translation it is Sækker,
*In the Spanish translation it is Bolsón,
*In the Portuguese translation it is Bolseiro.

In Esperanto, the name is "Baginzo", which is based on phonetics and is not a translation.

ackville-Baggins family

The Sackville-Baggins family was founded by the marriage of "Longo Baggins" to "Camellia Sackville", heiress of the Sackville family headship. Their son, "Otho Sackville-Baggins", adopted a double name, kept by his wife "Lobelia" (née Bracegirdle). They had a son Lotho, who was murdered. At Lobelia's death the brief-lived family disappeared.

The name Sackville was a familiar "aristocratic" name in Tolkien's day, especially in double-barrelled names such as Sackville-West, and he presumably used it (and the contrast with the more mundane Baggins) to imply the somewhat snobbish nature of the Sackville-Bagginses. Notes in the guide for translators of the "Lord of the Rings" show Tolkien also had the "sack"/"bag" connection in mind, which is kept in most translations, e.g. in Dutch the name becomes "Buul-Balings", "buul" and "baal" both being words for sack or bag.

List of Bagginses

*Angelica Baggins
*Balbo Baggins
*Bilbo Baggins
*Bingo Baggins
*Bungo Baggins
*Daisy Baggins
*Frodo Baggins
*Laura Baggins
*Linda Baggins
*Lobelia Sackville-Baggins
*Lotho Sackville-Baggins
*Mungo Baggins
*Otho Sackville-Baggins
*Primula Baggins
*Rosa Baggins
*Adeeldo Baggins

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