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Carrow is the surname of a pure-blood[1] wizarding family, and one of the Sacred Twenty-Eight.

Family history

Alecto once viciously slashed the face of Neville Longbottom when he asked her how much Muggle blood she had, outraged by the anti-Muggle propaganda she taught as professor of Muggle Studies during the 1997–1998 school year, when Lord Voldemort was in control of the Ministry of Magic.[2] They would punish the students by using the Cruciatus Curse on people in detention.

Whether twin Slytherin students Flora and Hestia Carrow are part of this family is unknown.

Family Members

Wizard(s) Notes
Alecto Carrow Death Eater and professor of Muggle Studies during the 1997–1998 school year.
Amycus Carrow Death Eater and professor of Defence Against the Dark Arts (effectively the Dark Arts) during the 1997–1998 school year.
Flora Carrow Students at Hogwarts in the 1990s and members of the Slug Club[3]
Hestia Carrow


  • In English, the word; "Carrow", can refer to two places. "Carrow" in Norfolk, or "Carraw" in Northumberland. The first is assumed to have its name derived from the Old English word "carr", meaning "rock", and a word of Celtic origin; "hoh", meaning "spur of a hill". While the second appears to have been named either after the plural of the Old English word "carr", or after a mixture of a form of "carr", and another Old English word; "raw", meaning "row".
  • It is also possible that the surname was originally a shortened version of the Cornish surname; "Nancarrow".

Notes and references 

Death Eaters
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Lord Voldemort
Death Eaters:
Alecto Carrow | Amycus Carrow | Antonin Dolohov | Augustus Rookwood | Avery (I) | Avery (II) |
Barty Crouch Jr. | Bellatrix Lestrange | Crabbe | Evan Rosier | Gibbon | Goyle |
Jugson | Lestrange | Mulciber (I) | Mulciber (II) | Nott | Pyrites (possibly) | Rabastan Lestrange | Rodolphus Lestrange | Rosier | Selwyn | Thorfinn Rowle | Travers | Walden Macnair | Wilkes | Corban Yaxley
Death Eaters who Defected:

Draco Malfoy | Igor Karkaroff | Lucius Malfoy | Peter Pettigrew | Regulus Black | Severus Snape

Death Eaters' allies:
Albert Runcorn | Borgin | Dolores Umbridge | Fenrir Greyback | Golgomath |
Gregory Goyle | John Dawlish | Mafalda Hopkirk | Narcissa Malfoy (defected) | Pansy Parkinson | Quirinus Quirrell | Scabior | Vincent Crabbe
Other affiliations:
Dementors | Draco Malfoy's gang | Giants (Golgomath's control) | Muggle-Born Registration Commission | Snatchers | Werewolves

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