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Greengrass is the surname of a pure-blood[1][2] wizarding family, and one of the Sacred Twenty-Eight.[3] They are related through marriage to the Malfoy family and, more distantly, to the Black and the Lestrange families.

Family history

The Greengrasses are known to have espoused the philosophy of Pure-blood supremacy,[2] even though, following the horrors of the Second Wizarding War, Astoria Greengrass abandoned those beliefs in favour of a more tolerant world view and even refused to raise her son to believe that "Muggles [are] scum" even though that created tension with her parents-in-law, Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy.[2] Astoria died during the summer of 2019, a few years after giving birth to their child, due to the curse of their ancestor resurfacing in her, which led to a frail body with childbirth a risk to her health.

Family members

Wizard(s) Notes
Astoria Malfoy

(née Greengrass)

Wife of Draco Malfoy, mother of Scorpius Malfoy. She died of from a genetic-related curse during the summer of 2019.
Daphne Greengrass Astoria's older sister, she was in Harry Potter's year and Slytherin house at Hogwarts, and was one of Pansy Parkinson's gang.
Draco Malfoy Husband of Astoria Malfoy
Scorpius Malfoy Son of Astoria Malfoy and Draco Malfoy


  • The surname Greengrass seems to simply come from the words green and grass, emphasising Slytherin's house colours. This imagery would be appropriate if the Greengrass family has been traditionally sorted into Slytherin.

Notes and references

  1. Astoria Greengrass's son was described as pure-blood by Ron Weasley in the Epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, indicating that Astoria would have been pure-blood herself.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Pottermore - Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Draco Malfoy"
  3. Pottermore - Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Pure-Blood"

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