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*[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.]]
|status=Extinct<ref name="GF36">On ''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 36 (''The Parting of the Ways''), Dumbledore refers to [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.]] as "''the last remaining member of a pure-blood family as old as any''".</ref>
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|status=Extinct as of [[1996]]<ref name=GOF>{{GOF}} - Chapter 36 (''The Parting of the Ways'')</ref><ref>[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/faq_view.cfm?id=100 J.K. Rowling's website]: The Crouch family became extinct along with the Black family.</ref>
 
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*[[Weasley Family]]
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*[[Yaxley family]]
 
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{{Quote|Your Dementor has just destroyed the last remaining member of a pure-blood family as old as any — and see what that man has chose to make of his own life!|[[Albus Dumbledore]] to [[Cornelius Fudge]] about the [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|last Crouch]].|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
'''Crouch''' is the surname of a [[pure-blood]] [[Wizarding world|wizarding]] family.
 
They are related to the [[House of Black|Black]], [[Yaxley family|Yaxley]], [[Longbottom family|Longbottom]], [[Weasley family|Weasley]], and other known [[pure-blood]]ed families.<ref>[[House of Black|Black family tree]]</ref>
 
   
The Crouches were a family of high status within the wizarding community. [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]] was a high-ranking and influential officer in the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], and it was widely believed that he would have become [[Minister for Magic]]. The family's fortunes however took a turn for the worse when it was discovered that [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Jr.]] was a [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]]. As Head of the [[Department of Magical Law Enforcement]], Crouch gave his son a life sentence in [[Azkaban]], but fulfilled his [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.'s mother|dying wife]]'s last wish which was to switch her with her imprisoned son with the assistance of [[Polyjuice Potion]]. Due to such bad publicity, the Crouch family's status plummeted and Crouch Sr. was demoted and shunned aside.
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'''Crouch''' is the surname of a [[pure-blood]] [[Wizarding world|wizarding]] family, and one of the [[Sacred Twenty-Eight]]. They are related to the [[House of Black|Black]], [[Yaxley family|Yaxley]], [[Longbottom family|Longbottom]], [[Weasley family|Weasley]], and other known [[pure-blood]]ed families.<ref>''[[:File:Black Family Tree.png|Black family tree]]''</ref>
   
Bartemius Jr. killed his father in [[1995]] and received the [[Dementor's Kiss]] as a result.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref> After his death, sometime in around [[1996]], the Crouch family became extinct.<ref name="GF36"/>
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==Overview==
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{{Quote|So old Crouch lost it all, just when he thought he had it made. One moment, a hero, poised to become the Minister for Magic... next, his son dead, his wife dead, the family name dishonoured, and [...] a big drop in popularity.|[[Sirius Black]] on what he heard about the Crouch's misfortune.}}
   
==Known Family Members==
 
 
[[File:Bartyjr.jpg|thumb|220px|left|[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]].]]
 
[[File:Bartyjr.jpg|thumb|220px|left|[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]].]]
* [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]] — a high-ranking [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] official
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The Crouches were a family of high status within the wizarding community. [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]] was a high-ranking and influential officer in the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], and it was widely believed that he would have become [[Minister for Magic]]. The family's fortunes however took a turn for the worst when it was discovered that [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Jr.]] was a [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]]. As Head of the [[Department of Magical Law Enforcement]], Crouch gave his son a life sentence in [[Azkaban]], but fulfilled his [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.'s mother|dying wife]]'s last wish which was to switch her with her imprisoned son with the assistance of [[Polyjuice Potion]]. Due to such bad publicity, the Crouch family's status plummeted and Crouch Sr. was demoted and shunned aside.
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The last two members of the clan was served by a [[house-elf]] named [[Winky]], until she was dismissed when her guardianship of Crouch Jr. was deemed unreliable. Bartemius Jr. killed his father in [[1995]] and received the [[Dementor's Kiss]] as a result.<ref name="GOF"/> After his death, sometime in [[1996]], the Crouch family became extinct.<ref name="GOF"/>
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==Known Family Members==
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[[File:Charis_Black.jpg|thumb|[[Charis Black]], [[Caspar Crouch]]'s wife.]]
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* [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]] — a high-ranking [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] official.
 
* [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.'s mother|Mrs. Crouch]] — wife of Barty Crouch Sr. and mother of Barty Crouch Jr.
 
* [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.'s mother|Mrs. Crouch]] — wife of Barty Crouch Sr. and mother of Barty Crouch Jr.
* [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.]] — son of Barty Crouch Sr. and a [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]]
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* [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.]] — son of Barty Crouch Sr. and a [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]].
* [[Caspar Crouch]] — husband of Charis Black
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* [[Caspar Crouch]] — husband of Charis Black.
* [[Charis Black|Charis Crouch née Black]] — wife of Caspar Crouch, sister of [[Callidora Black|Callidora Longbottom née Black]] and [[Cedrella Black|Cedrella Weasley née Black]]
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* [[Charis Black|Charis Crouch née Black]] — wife of Caspar Crouch, sister of [[Callidora Black|Callidora Longbottom née Black]] and [[Cedrella Black|Cedrella Weasley née Black]].
*[[Caspar Crouch's daughters|Two unidentified daughters]] — daughters of Caspar Crouch.
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* [[Caspar Crouch's daughters|Two unidentified daughters]] — daughters of Caspar Crouch.
*[[Caspar Crouch's son|An unidentified son]] of Caspar Crouch.
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* [[Caspar Crouch's son|An unidentified son]] of Caspar Crouch.
*[[Bartemius Crouch Sr.'s grandfather|Unidentified grandfather]] of Bartemius Crouch Sr.
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* [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.'s grandfather|Unidentified grandfather]] of Bartemius Crouch Sr.
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
''[[Wikipedia:Crouch|Crouch]]'' is an English surname as well as a verb, meaning "to bend down; to stoop low" or "to be servilely...to fawn; to cringe"<ref>[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/crouch Wiktionary Definition: Crouch]</ref>, possibly referring to Barty Crouch Jr.'s role as a servant of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]. Furthermore, the [[Wikipedia:River Crouch|River Crouch]] is a river that flows through the English county of Essex into the [[North Sea]], the location of [[Azkaban]], and [[Wikipedia:Crouch End|Crouch End]] is an area of [[London]] known for having been the home of many writers in the fantasy genre.
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''[[Wikipedia:Crouch|Crouch]]'' is an English surname as well as a verb, meaning "to bend down; to stoop low" or "to be servilely...to fawn; to cringe"<ref>''[[Wiktionary:crouch|Wiktionary Definition: Crouch]]''</ref>, possibly referring to Barty Crouch Jr.'s role as a servant of [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]. Furthermore, the [[Wikipedia:River Crouch|River Crouch]] is a river that flows through the English county of Essex into the [[North Sea]], the location of [[Azkaban]], and [[Wikipedia:Crouch End|Crouch End]] is an area of [[London]] known for having been the home of many writers in the fantasy genre.
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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[[pl:Rodzina Crouch]]
 
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Latest revision as of 18:26, April 5, 2014

Crouch
Crouch family
Family heritage
Blood status

Pure-blood

Notable family members
Status

Extinct as of 1996[1][2]

Relationships
Related families
Affiliation
Loyalty
"Your Dementor has just destroyed the last remaining member of a pure-blood family as old as any — and see what that man has chose to make of his own life!"
Albus Dumbledore to Cornelius Fudge about the last Crouch.[src]

Crouch is the surname of a pure-blood wizarding family, and one of the Sacred Twenty-Eight. They are related to the Black, Yaxley, Longbottom, Weasley, and other known pure-blooded families.[3]

OverviewEdit

"So old Crouch lost it all, just when he thought he had it made. One moment, a hero, poised to become the Minister for Magic... next, his son dead, his wife dead, the family name dishonoured, and [...] a big drop in popularity."
Sirius Black on what he heard about the Crouch's misfortune.
Bartyjr

Barty Crouch Jr..

The Crouches were a family of high status within the wizarding community. Bartemius Crouch Sr. was a high-ranking and influential officer in the Ministry of Magic, and it was widely believed that he would have become Minister for Magic. The family's fortunes however took a turn for the worst when it was discovered that Barty Jr. was a Death Eater. As Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, Crouch gave his son a life sentence in Azkaban, but fulfilled his dying wife's last wish which was to switch her with her imprisoned son with the assistance of Polyjuice Potion. Due to such bad publicity, the Crouch family's status plummeted and Crouch Sr. was demoted and shunned aside.

The last two members of the clan was served by a house-elf named Winky, until she was dismissed when her guardianship of Crouch Jr. was deemed unreliable. Bartemius Jr. killed his father in 1995 and received the Dementor's Kiss as a result.[1] After his death, sometime in 1996, the Crouch family became extinct.[1]

Known Family MembersEdit

Charis Black

Charis Black, Caspar Crouch's wife.

EtymologyEdit

Crouch is an English surname as well as a verb, meaning "to bend down; to stoop low" or "to be servilely...to fawn; to cringe"[4], possibly referring to Barty Crouch Jr.'s role as a servant of Lord Voldemort. Furthermore, the River Crouch is a river that flows through the English county of Essex into the North Sea, the location of Azkaban, and Crouch End is an area of London known for having been the home of many writers in the fantasy genre.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 36 (The Parting of the Ways)
  2. J.K. Rowling's website: The Crouch family became extinct along with the Black family.
  3. Black family tree
  4. Wiktionary Definition: Crouch

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