Frodo Gamgee or Frodo Gardner was the son of Samwise Gamgee and Rosie Gamgee. He is named after Frodo Baggins. He took the last name of Gardner after his father became the Shire's gardener. He owned Bag End for a time.
The son of Sam Gamgee, Frodo Gamgee, was born in the year 2 of the Fourth Age and was the third child and youngest son of Sam and Rose Cotton Gamgee. He had an older sister, Elanor, and eleven younger siblings: Rose, Merry, Pippin, Goldilocks, Hamfast, Daisy, Primrose, Bilbo, Ruby, Robin, and Tolman.
Sam Gamgee came to be known as Sam Gardner because of his skill at gardening and his role in replanting the Shire after the War of the Ring. His son Frodo took Gardner as his family name.
Frodo Gardner probably inherited Bag End after his father left Middle-earth in the year FO 61. From Frodo were descended the Gardners of the Hill including his son Holfast Gardner, born in FO 41, and his grandson Harding of the Hill.
Portrayal in adaptations Edit
Frodo Gamgee appeared in the arms of Rosie (played by Sarah McLeod). He is played by Maisy McLeod-Riera and is actually the daughter of Sarah McLeod.
Video games Edit
Frodo Gamgee is a playable character in Lord Of The Rings: Aragorn's Quest Shire levels.
- The Lord of the Rings: Appendix C of The Lord of the Rings: Introduction, p. 379, and Gamgee genealogy p. 383