One of the family names used by hobbits of the Shire. The name Baggins is mostly found in and around Hobbiton in the Westfarthing.

The family tree in Appendix C of Lord of the Rings records Balbo Baggins b. SR 1167, as the common ancestor, not only of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins but also of Peregrin Took and Meriadoc Brandybuck.
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