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The Bolger family was a hobbit family that lived in the Shire. They lived in the village of Budgeford, which was located in the Eastfarthing of the Shire. An important member of this family was Fredegar Bolger.

Origin[edit | edit source]

The Bolger were originally of Fallohidish origin.[1] They also traced their origin to one Gundolpho Bolger (S.R 1131 - (S.R 1230). He was either born in or near Budgeford. His wife, who founded the Bolger family with him was one Alfrida of the Yale.[2]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The Bolgers were known to be very fat and chubby. Just like the Brandybucks, and the Tooks, the Bolgers also had a penchant for heroic and noble names, such as with the names, Fastolph, Odovacar, Gundabald, and Fredegar.

Below is Tolkien's description of the type of names he used for the Bolgers:

In some old families, especially those of Fallohide origin such as the Tooks and the Bolgers, it was, however, the custom to give high-sounding first-names. Since most of these seem to have been drawn from legends of the past, of Men as well as of Hobbits, and many while now meaningless to Hobbits closely resembled the names of Men in the Vale of Anduin, or in Dale, or in the Mark, I have turned them into those old names, largely of Frankish and Gothic origin, that are still used by us or are met in our histories. I have thus at any rate preserved the often comic contrast between the first-names and surnames, of which the Hobbits themselves were well aware. Names of classical origin have rarely been used; for the nearest equivalents to Latin and Greek in Shire-lore were the Elvish tongues, and these the Hobbits seldom used in nomenclature. Few of them at any time knew ‘the languages of the kings’, as they called them.

[3]

Connection with other hobbit families[edit | edit source]

Boffin[edit | edit source]

It seems as if the Bolgers and the Boffins have a huge connection. This comes from two facts.

The first fact is that its female founder, Alfrida of the Yale, seems to be associated with the Yale, the old home of the Boffins. This could make Alfrida a distant kinswoman of the Boffins, which would make the entire Bolger family connected to the Boffins.

The second fact is that the Bolgers were known for the fat size, and one Otto Boffin, was also known as Otto the Fat.[4]

Baggins[edit | edit source]

The Bolgers and the Bagginses had a large connection. In fact, 5 of out 15 Bolger marriages were to Bagginses.

Family Tree of the Bolgers[edit | edit source]

Below is a family tree of the Bolger family.[5] Everything from the family tree comes from the family tree of Bolgers in Appendix C, unless otherwise noted.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gundolpho
1131-1230
 
Alfrida of the Yale
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gundahar
1174-1275
 
Dina Diggle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rudolph
1178
 
Cora Goodbody
 
 
 
Gundahad
1180
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adalgar
1215-1314
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adaldrida
1218
 
Marmadoc Brandybuck
 
Fastolph
1210
[note1 1]
 
Pansy Baggins
 
Gundabald
1222
 
Salvia Brandybuck
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rudigar
1255-1348
 
Belba Baggins
 
Rudibert
1260
 
Amethyst Hornblower
 
Ruby
1264
 
Fosco Baggins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Theobald
1261
 
Nina Lightfoot
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Herugar
1295-1390
 
Jessamine Boffin
 
Adalbert
1301-1397
 
Gerda Boffin
 
(DROGO)
 
Primula
Brandybuck
[6]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wilibald
1304-1400
 
Prisca Baggins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Odovacar
1335-1431
 
Rosamunda Took
 
Filibert
1342-1443
 
Poppy Chubb-Baggins
 
 
 
(FRODO)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wilimar
1347
 
Heribald
1351
 
Nora
1360
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fredegar
1380
 
Estella
1385
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(MERIADOC)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Recorded to have various descendants

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The name Bolger is a reference to the "bulged" size of the average Hobbit belly, referring to their fatness.[7]

Both Bolger and Bulger are real-life English surnames although not necessarily of the same etymology.

It was a translation of the Westron word Bolgra of a similar etymology (fat, chubby)

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Bolger is pronounced like (BOL-JUHR). The 'g' is a soft 'g' and is pronounced as in bulge.[8]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. .Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, On Translation
  2. .Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, Bolger of Budgeford.
  3. .Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, On Translation
  4. .Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, Boffin of the Yale
  5. Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, Bolger of Budgeford
  6. Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, Baggins of Hobbiton
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion
  8. Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, Pronunciation of Words and Names.


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