Bucca of the Marish was a Hobbit of the Shire and the first Thain of the Shire. He originated from the Marish region of the Shire.


Being a well-respected hobbit, Bucca became Thain in place of the King at Fornost in TA 1979 (SR 379)[1]. He founded the family of the Oldbucks, who later became the Brandybucks, after settling in the later Eastfarthing. Other aspects of Bucca's life are not known, as was his eventual fate.[2]


The name Bucca came from the Old English bucc ("male deer") or bucca ("he-goat").[3]


Foreign Language Translated name
Finnish Bucca Nevalainen
French Bucca du maresque
German Bucca vom Bruch (First translation)

Bucca aus dem Bruch (Second translation)

Italian Bucca della Palude
Russian Скокка из Марей
Slovak Bucca z Bahniska
Thain of the Shire
Preceded by
Bucca of the Marish Succeeded by
Unknown, eventually Gorhendad Brandybuck
TA 1979 - ?


  1. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Third Age"
  2. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
  3. Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings, Brandybuck
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