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'''Crouch''' is the surname of a [[pure-blood]] [[Wizarding world|wizarding]] family.
 
'''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 family owned a family of [[House-elf|house-elves]] until the most recent member of the family, [[Winky]], was fired in [[1994]].
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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.
 
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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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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Revision as of 23:00, August 28, 2012

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. They are related to the Black, Yaxley, Longbottom, Weasley, and other known pure-blooded families.[2]

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.

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

Bartyjr
Barty Crouch Jr..
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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 (formally)

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