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"No one ever lived after he decided ter kill 'em... he'd killed some o' the best witches an' wizards of the age — the McKinnons, the Bones, the Prewetts —"
—Voldemort killed several wizarding families during the First Wizarding War[src]

Bones is the surname of a wizarding family with both magical and Muggle heritage[1]. They were a prominent family, with strong connections to the Ministry of Magic, which made them a target of Lord Voldemort during the First Wizarding War. The family was almost entirely slaughtered by Death Eaters[2], and Amelia Bones and her parents were murdered by Voldemort himself.[3]

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Bones
family
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seraphina Bones
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mr Bones
(d. c. 1970s/'80s)
 
Mrs Bones
(d. c. 1970s/'80s)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amelia Bones
(d. 1996)
 
Edgar Bones
(d. 1981)
 
Mrs Bones
(d. 1981)
 
Mr Bones
 
Mrs Bones
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edgar Bones's children
(d. 1981)
 
 
 
 
 
Susan Bones
(b. 1979 or 1980)
 
 
 
 

Etymology

Bones is an English surname originally from either the Old French bon, meaning "good", or the Old English ban, meaning "thin, bony"[7]. A bone is a rigid connective organ that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates. Skull and Bones is the name of a secret society based at Yale University; many members of the Bones family were associated with the secret society the Order of the Phoenix.

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