Hamfast was the seventh child and fourth son of Samwise Gamgee and Rosie Cotton. He had six younger siblings Daisy, Primrose, Bilbo, Ruby, Robin, and Tolman. Hamfast's namesake was his paternal grandfather, Hamfast Gamgee I, who around the Shire was known as the "Gaffer". He was the first child of Sam's not to be foreseen by Frodo.
Hamfast was named after Sam's father, Hamfast Gamgee.
He may also have been called Hamfast Gardner after his father, who became known as Sam Gardner because of his skill at gardening and his role in replanting the Shire after the War of the Ring.
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