Harry Potter: 20 Scandalous Facts About The Families From the Potterverse

11Gellert Grindelwald

Gellert Grindelwald

Gellert Grindelwald caused the death of many wizards, including the grandfather of Triwizard Tournament contestant and Quidditch pro Victor Krum. When some Durmstrang students thought it was “edgy” to wear the Grindelwald symbol on their clothing, Victor Krum and other family members of Grindelwald’s victims taught them a “lesson” on how “cool” it was.

12Sacred Twenty-Eight

Sacred Twenty-Eight

In the 1930s or 1940s, an anonymous publication concerned with preserving the purity of bloodlines within the magical population was compiled, giving a compendium of the truly pure-blood families. They were called Sacred Twenty-Eight.

13Blaise Zabini

Blaise Zabini

Slytherin student Blaise Zabini is the son of a legendarily beautiful witch. Mrs. Zabini has been married 7 times and her husbands all have a habit of mysteriously dying and leaving her huge amounts of money.

14Dolores Umbridge

Dolores Umbridge

Dolores Umbridge, is a half-blooded witch. After her parents split, her Muggle mother took her Squib brother back to the non-magical world and Dolores never spoke of that side of her family again.



The “Hagrid” family name is derived after the Old English word “hagridden,” which means “nightmarish night.” It’s also a euphemism for a hangover.



Draco Malfoy’s wife, Astoria, was of delicate health and it was a miracle she conceived their son, Scorpius. This led to rumors that somehow Astoria had gotten a time-turner and went back to conceive a child with the Dark Lord Voldemort himself.

17Fleur Delacour

Fleur Delacour

Fleur Delacour is one-quarter “Veela” (a fairy-like humanoid magical creature) after her father married a half-Veela witch. To date, it’s still unclear if she and her siblings can transform into harpy creatures like her ancestors.

18Hagrid's family

Hagrid's family

Rubeus Hagrid's father was a wizard and the first husband of Fridwulfa. He was short, not only in comparison to his giantess wife and half-giant son, but by human standards as well.

19Angelina Johnson

Angelina Johnson

Fred Weasley may have taken Angelina Johnson as his date to the Yule Ball, but it was his twin brother George whom Angelina ends up marrying after the Second Wizarding War that resulted in poor Fred’s death. George and Angelina named their son “Fred II” in tribute

20Harry Potter epilogue

Harry Potter epilogue

You might remember the Harry Potter epilogue, where we hear of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour’s daughter, Victoire, “snogging” Teddy Lupin. Now, remember that Teddy’s mom, Tonks, is related to the Weasleys via their own relation to the House of Black. It’s a distant relation, but fans still note: you don’t need to go far for find wizardly incest.