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Evans family
Family heritage
Blood status

Muggle, one known magical member

Notable family members

Extinct in male line. Extant in female line through the Dursley family and the Potter family

Related families



Evans is the surname of a Muggle family, though they have some magical blood, as Lily Evans was a Muggle-born witch. Since they produced a magical child it can be assumed that there was a Squib somewhere in the family line.

Recent History

The Evans family are Harry Potter's maternal family, and are known in the wizarding world for Lily's loving sacrifice in order save Harry from Lord Voldemort.

They are related to the Muggle Dursley family and wizarding Potter and Weasley families. They lived near Spinner's End, the residence of the Snape family.[1] Lily's parents were Muggles, as was her sister Petunia.

Family members


Evans is a Welsh or English surname derived from the given name Evan.[2] As a Welsh name, Evan means "young warrior;" it can also be considered a form of the name John, meaning "God is gracious."[3]

Both sisters in the Evans family, Lily and Petunia, are named after flowers.

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