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*[[Rabastan Lestrange]]
 
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*[[Bellatrix Lestrange]]
 
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{{quote|The [[Tom Riddle|Dark Lord]] will rise again, [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Crouch]]! Throw us into Azkaban; we will wait! He will rise again and will come for us, he will reward us beyond any of his other supporters! We alone were faithful! We alone tried to find him!|[[Bellatrix Lestrange]] declaring her family's loyalty at her trial|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
 
{{quote|The [[Tom Riddle|Dark Lord]] will rise again, [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Crouch]]! Throw us into Azkaban; we will wait! He will rise again and will come for us, he will reward us beyond any of his other supporters! We alone were faithful! We alone tried to find him!|[[Bellatrix Lestrange]] declaring her family's loyalty at her trial|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
   
'''Lestrange''' is the surname of an ancient [[pure-blood]] wizarding family, and one of the [[Sacred Twenty-Eight]]. They are related to the [[House of Black|Black]], [[Malfoy family|Malfoy]], [[Tonks family|Tonks]], [[Lupin family|Lupin]], and [[Rosier family|Rosier]] families<ref>[[House of Black|Black family tree]]</ref>. [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix Black]] married into the family only because it was expected of her to make a respectable pure-blood marriage.
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'''Lestrange''' is the surname of an ancient [[pure-blood]] wizarding family, and one of the [[Sacred Twenty-Eight]]. They are related to the [[House of Black|Black]], [[Malfoy family|Malfoy]], [[Tonks family|Tonks]], [[Lupin family|Lupin]], and [[Rosier family|Rosier]] families.<ref>[[House of Black|Black family tree]]</ref> [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix Black]] married into the family only because it was expected of her to make a respectable pure-blood marriage.
   
 
The Lestranges are a very old and wealthy family, with a [[Lestrange Vault|vault]] at [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]] full of treasure.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Chapter 26</ref> Like the [[House of Black|Black]] family, many Lestranges practice the [[Dark Arts]] and believe in the notion of [[blood purity|pure-blood supremacy]], disdaining [[Muggle]]s and [[Muggle-born]]s.
 
The Lestranges are a very old and wealthy family, with a [[Lestrange Vault|vault]] at [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]] full of treasure.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'', Chapter 26</ref> Like the [[House of Black|Black]] family, many Lestranges practice the [[Dark Arts]] and believe in the notion of [[blood purity|pure-blood supremacy]], disdaining [[Muggle]]s and [[Muggle-born]]s.
   
During the [[First Wizarding War|First]] and [[Second Wizarding War]]s, they supported [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and at least a few members of the family were [[Death Eaters]]. Voldemort named [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix]], [[Rodolphus Lestrange|Rodolphus]] and [[Rabastan Lestrange]] as among his most loyal followers, as they were the only Death Eaters who tried to find him after his defeat in [[1981]] and spent fourteen years in [[Azkaban]] because of their loyalty<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>. Bellatrix, in particular, described herself as "the Dark Lord's most loyal servant"<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref>.
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During the [[First Wizarding War|First]] and [[Second Wizarding War]]s, they supported [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and at least a few members of the family were [[Death Eaters]]. Voldemort named [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix]], [[Rodolphus Lestrange|Rodolphus]] and [[Rabastan Lestrange]] as among his most loyal followers, as they were the only Death Eaters who tried to find him after his defeat in [[1981]] and spent fourteen years in [[Azkaban]] because of their loyalty.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref> Bellatrix, in particular, described herself as "the Dark Lord's most loyal servant".<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref>
   
 
==Family Members==
 
==Family Members==
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{{Quote|The family has, however, eschewed the somewhat dangerous practice of inter-marrying within such a small pool of pure-bloods that they become enfeebled or unstable, unlike a small minority of fanatic families such as the Gaunts and Lestranges, and many a half-blood appears on the Malfoy family tree.|Description of the [[Malfoy family|Malfoys]]|Pottermore}}
 
*[[F. Lestrange]] — a family member who lived in the mid-[[19th century]].
 
*[[F. Lestrange]] — a family member who lived in the mid-[[19th century]].
 
*[[R. Lestrange]] — a family member who lived in the late mid-[[19th century]].
 
*[[R. Lestrange]] — a family member who lived in the late mid-[[19th century]].
*[[Lestrange (Riddle-era)|Lestrange Sr.]] — a classmate of [[Tom Riddle]] and one of his earliest [[Death Eaters]]; possibly father of Rodolphus and Rabastan
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*[[Lestrange (Riddle-era)|Lestrange]] — a classmate of [[Tom Riddle]] and one of his earliest [[Death Eaters]]; possibly father of Rodolphus and Rabastan
 
*[[Rabastan Lestrange]] — a [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]]; brother of Rodolphus and the brother-in-law of Bellatrix
 
*[[Rabastan Lestrange]] — a [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]]; brother of Rodolphus and the brother-in-law of Bellatrix
 
*[[Rodolphus Lestrange]] — a [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]]; brother of Rabastan and the husband of Bellatrix
 
*[[Rodolphus Lestrange]] — a [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]]; brother of Rabastan and the husband of Bellatrix
 
*[[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix Lestrange (née Black)]] — a fanatically loyal [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] killed by [[Molly Weasley]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]; wife of Rodolphus
 
*[[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix Lestrange (née Black)]] — a fanatically loyal [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] killed by [[Molly Weasley]] during the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]; wife of Rodolphus
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==Family tree==
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{{familytree| | | |LESFA| | | | | |BLAFA| |ROSFA| | | | LESFA='''[[Lestrange family|Lestrange<br />family]]''' | BLAFA='''[[House of Black|House of<br />Black]]''' | ROSFA='''[[Rosier family|Rosier<br />family]]'''}}
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{{familytree| | | | |!| | | | | | | |!| | | |!| | | | | }}
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{{familytree| |FLEST|+|RLEST| | | | |!| | | |!| | | | | FLEST=[[F. Lestrange]] | RLEST=[[R. Lestrange]] }}
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{{familytree| | | | |!| | | | | | | |!| | | |!| | | | | }}
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{{familytree| | | |LESTR| | | | | |CYGBL|y|DRURO| | | | LESTR=[[Lestrange (Riddle-era)|Lestrange]]<br /><small>(b. [[1920s|1926]])</small> | CYGBL=[[Cygnus Black III]]<br /><small>([[1930s|1938]]-[[1992]])</small> | DRURO=[[Druella Rosier|Druella Black<br /><small>(née Rosier)</small>]]}}
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{{familytree| |RABLE| |RODLE|-|BELBL| |ANDBL| |NARBL| | RABLE=[[Rabastan Lestrange]] | RODLE=[[Rodolphus Lestrange]] | BELBL=[[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix Lestrange<br /> <small>(née Black)</small>]]<br /><small>([[1950s|1951]]-[[1998]])</small> | ANDBL=[[Andromeda Tonks|Andromeda Tonks<br /><small>(née Black)</small>]]<br /><small>(b. [[1950s]])</small> | NARBL=[[Narcissa Malfoy|Narcissa Malfoy<br /><small>(née Black)</small>]]<br /><small>(b. [[1950s|1955]])</small>}}
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{{familytree/end}}
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
The name 'Lestrange' echoes the French phrase ''l'étrange'', literally "the strange one", refering to Bellatrix's mental disability. In Old French, ''estrange'' means "foreigner"<ref>[http://surnames.behindthename.com/php/search.php?terms=French&title=French+Names&usage=yes Behind the Name: French Surnames]</ref>. The surname may allude to English journalist [[Wikipedia:Roger L'Estrange|Roger L'Estrange]], who was known for opposing religious toleration and for being involved in plots against the government of William and Mary, similar to the Lestranges' intolerance about [[blood purity]] and involvement in the [[Death Eaters]] organisation.
 
The name 'Lestrange' echoes the French phrase ''l'étrange'', literally "the strange one", refering to Bellatrix's mental disability. In Old French, ''estrange'' means "foreigner"<ref>[http://surnames.behindthename.com/php/search.php?terms=French&title=French+Names&usage=yes Behind the Name: French Surnames]</ref>. The surname may allude to English journalist [[Wikipedia:Roger L'Estrange|Roger L'Estrange]], who was known for opposing religious toleration and for being involved in plots against the government of William and Mary, similar to the Lestranges' intolerance about [[blood purity]] and involvement in the [[Death Eaters]] organisation.
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==Behind the scenes==
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*Although it is pronounced le-STRANGE in the films, the [[Scholastic]] Official Website states that it is pronounced la-STRAWNGE.<ref>[http://harrypotter.scholastic.com/order_of_the_phoenix/ ''Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'' Pronunciation Guide]</ref>
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
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[[fr:Famille Lestrange]]
 
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[[pl:Rodzina Lestrange]]
 
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Latest revision as of 14:26, September 4, 2014

LestrangeCoatOfArms
Lestrange family
Family heritage
Blood status

Pure-blood

Notable family members
Status

Unknown; presumably extinct

Relationships
Related families
Affiliation
House(s)

Slytherin

Loyalty
"The Dark Lord will rise again, Crouch! Throw us into Azkaban; we will wait! He will rise again and will come for us, he will reward us beyond any of his other supporters! We alone were faithful! We alone tried to find him!"
Bellatrix Lestrange declaring her family's loyalty at her trial[src]

Lestrange is the surname of an ancient pure-blood wizarding family, and one of the Sacred Twenty-Eight. They are related to the Black, Malfoy, Tonks, Lupin, and Rosier families.[1] Bellatrix Black married into the family only because it was expected of her to make a respectable pure-blood marriage.

The Lestranges are a very old and wealthy family, with a vault at Gringotts Wizarding Bank full of treasure.[2] Like the Black family, many Lestranges practice the Dark Arts and believe in the notion of pure-blood supremacy, disdaining Muggles and Muggle-borns.

During the First and Second Wizarding Wars, they supported Lord Voldemort and at least a few members of the family were Death Eaters. Voldemort named Bellatrix, Rodolphus and Rabastan Lestrange as among his most loyal followers, as they were the only Death Eaters who tried to find him after his defeat in 1981 and spent fourteen years in Azkaban because of their loyalty.[3] Bellatrix, in particular, described herself as "the Dark Lord's most loyal servant".[4]

Family MembersEdit

"The family has, however, eschewed the somewhat dangerous practice of inter-marrying within such a small pool of pure-bloods that they become enfeebled or unstable, unlike a small minority of fanatic families such as the Gaunts and Lestranges, and many a half-blood appears on the Malfoy family tree."
—Description of the Malfoys[src]

Family treeEdit

 
 
 
Lestrange
family
 
 
 
 
 
House of
Black
 
Rosier
family
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F. Lestrange
 
 
R. Lestrange
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lestrange
(b. 1926)
 
 
 
 
 
Cygnus Black III
(1938-1992)
 
Druella Black
(née Rosier)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rabastan Lestrange
 
Rodolphus Lestrange
 
Bellatrix Lestrange
(née Black)

(1951-1998)
 
Andromeda Tonks
(née Black)

(b. 1950s)
 
Narcissa Malfoy
(née Black)

(b. 1955)
 
 

EtymologyEdit

The name 'Lestrange' echoes the French phrase l'étrange, literally "the strange one", refering to Bellatrix's mental disability. In Old French, estrange means "foreigner"[5]. The surname may allude to English journalist Roger L'Estrange, who was known for opposing religious toleration and for being involved in plots against the government of William and Mary, similar to the Lestranges' intolerance about blood purity and involvement in the Death Eaters organisation.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Although it is pronounced le-STRANGE in the films, the Scholastic Official Website states that it is pronounced la-STRAWNGE.[6]

Notes and referencesEdit

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