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"No one lived after he decided ter kill 'em, no one except you, an' he'd killed some of the best witches and wizards of the age - the McKinnons, the Bones, the Prewetts - you were only a baby an' you lived."
Rubeus Hagrid to Harry Potter[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]

Known family members

Family tree

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)


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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