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Banks was a common Hobbit family name, found in the Shire and Bree.

Known Family MembersEdit

EtymologyEdit

The name banks is topographical, referring to "steep slopes or hill-sides".[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C: Family Trees, Took of Great Smials
  2. The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Six, Chapter VII: "Homeward Bound"
  3. 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, p. 753

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