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Sackville Family

The Sackville Family was a hobbit family of the Shire.

Camellia Sackville is the only known member of the family;[1] apart from her almost nothing is known about them, except that they are described as being one of the Shire's wealthier families.

For more of them see Sackville-Baggins Family

[edit] Etymology

The name Sackville is intended to be of more aristocratic association than Baggins. Tolkien noted that it was intentional that "bag" and "sack" have similar meaning.[2]

Sackville is a real-life English surname.[2]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

In The Atlas of Middle-earth Sackville appears as a locality in the Southfarthing.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Baggins of Hobbiton"
  2. 2.0 2.1 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. 762