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'''Crouch''' is the surname of a [[pure-blood]] [[Wizarding world|wizarding]] family.
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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>[[House of Black|Black family tree]]</ref>
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>
 
   
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==Overview==
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[[File:Bartyjr.jpg|thumb|220px|left|[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|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 [[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.
 
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.
   
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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The last two members of the clan was served by a [[house-elf]] named [[Winky]], until she was dismissed for 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>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref> After his death, sometime in around [[1996]], the Crouch family became extinct.<ref name="GF36"/>
   
 
==Known Family Members==
 
==Known Family Members==
[[File:Bartyjr.jpg|thumb|220px|left|[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]].]]
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* [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]] — a high-ranking [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] official.
* [[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==
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Crouch
Crouch family
Family heritage
Blood status

Pure-blood

Notable family members
Status

Extinct[1]

Relationships
Related families

Black family

Affiliation
Loyalty

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.[2]

Overview

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 worse 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 for her guardianship of Crouch Jr. was deemed unreliable. Bartemius Jr. killed his father in 1995 and received the Dementor's Kiss as a result.[3] After his death, sometime in around 1996, the Crouch family became extinct.[1]

Known Family Members

Etymology

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 references

  1. 1.0 1.1 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".
  2. Black family tree
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  4. Wiktionary Definition: Crouch
Crouch servants
Winky (formerly)

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