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"My son and his wife were tortured into insanity by You-Know-Who's followers. They were Aurors, you know, and very well respected within the wizarding community. Highly gifted, the pair of them."
Augusta Longbottom regarding her son and daughter-in-law[src]

Longbottom is the surname of a pure-blood wizarding family, and one of the Sacred Twenty-Eight. They are related to the Black and Abbott families, and more distantly to the Weasley, Crouch and Potter families.[2]

Most Longbottoms do not appear to hold prejudice based on blood purity, although there are indications that they are considered more respectable than the Weasleys. For example, Callidora Black was not disowned by her family for marrying Harfang Longbottom,[2] implying that he was not considered a blood traitor. Their respectability may also stem from both Frank and Alice's popularity as accomplished Aurors. The last few generations of the Longbottom family, however, had strong connections to the Order of the Phoenix and Dumbledore's Army, clearly opposing notions of pure-blood supremacy.[3][4]

Recent family history

Harfang Longbottom was a pure-blood wizard who married Callidora Black. The couple had two children, a son and a daughter.[5]

First Wizarding War 

Frank and Alice Longbottom are the parents of Neville Longbottom. They were both Aurors and members of the original Order of the Phoenix during the First Wizarding War before they were tortured to insanity by BellatrixRodolphus, and Rabastan Lestrange; and Bartemius Crouch Jr. The Longbottoms were placed in the Janus Thickey Ward for spell damage at St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries, where they stayed permanently. As a result their son Neville was raised by his grandmother, Augusta Longbottom.

Between the wars 

Closed Ward

Augusta and Neville visiting her son and her daughter-in-law at St Mungo's Hospital

Throughout his school years, Neville was mostly a shy, clumsy, introverted boy who was constantly being told by his grandmother that he was not good enough or living up to his parents' accomplishments. He and his grandmother would frequently visit his parents in the spell damage ward at St Mungo's. However, in his later years, he showed that he possessed great courage and perseverance: he became an important member of Dumbledore's Army, an organisation taught and led by Harry Potter.

Second Wizarding War 

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Neville slays Nagini during the final battle of the Second Wizarding War

Neville would later fight in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, the Battle of the Astronomy Tower, and the Battle of Hogwarts. During the Battle of Hogwarts, having refused Lord Voldemort's invitation to join the Death Eaters, he destroyed the seventh and final Horcrux when he beheaded the snake Nagini. He also co-led the D.A. during his final year in opposition to the Death Eater professors. Augusta later re-emerged at the Battle of Hogwarts to assist Neville when he called everyone to arms against the Death Eater army. She expressed great pride in her grandson for following in his parents' footsteps.[6] Augusta fought during the battle and survived.[7]

After the end of the Second Wizarding War, Neville briefly served as an Auror before becoming Hogwarts' professor of Herbology and marrying Hannah Abbott. It is currently unknown if the two ever had any children.

Recent family members

Wizard(s) Notes
Harfang Longbottom A pure-blood wizard who married Callidora Black
Callidora Longbottom

(née Black)

Wife of Harfang Longbottom, sister of Cedrella Weasley (née Black) and Charis Crouch (née Black)[2]
Augusta Longbottom Mother of Frank Longbottom
Frank Longbottom An Auror and member of the Order of the Phoenix, father of Neville Longbottom, son of Augusta Longbottom and husband of Alice Longbottom.
Alice Longbottom Wife of Frank Longbottom; an Auror and member of the Order of the Phoenix, mother of Neville Longbottom
Neville Longbottom Son of Frank and Alice Longbottom; a member of Dumbledore's Army and professor of Herbology at Hogwarts
Hannah Longbottom (née Abbott) Wife of Neville Longbottom and landlady of the Leaky Cauldron[8]It is unknown if Neville Longbottom and Hannah Longbottom have any children by 2017.

Possible Relations

Wizard(s) Notes
Algie A great-uncle of Neville Longbottom[9]
Enid A great-aunt of Neville Longbottom[10] She could also be the wife of Neville's great-uncle Algie.
Neville's grandfather Either Frank Longbottom's father or father-in-law

Family tree

Longbottom family
Black family(relation unsure)Unidentified
Augusta Longbottom
Callidora Black
Harfang LongbottomAlice Longbottom
Frank Longbottom
UnidentifiedUnidentifiedNeville Longbottom
Hannah Abbott



Alice and Frank Longbottom

  • Longbottom, in addition to being a compound word, means "long valley".
  • The name itself is considered quite humorous, but "bottom" is an old word for "staying power." This seems to accurately fit Neville's personality and overall devotion to Harry Potter.

Notes and references

  1. Horace Slughorn claimed that all Blacks were Sorted into Slytherin, but it´s unknown if this included spouses.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Black family tree
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  5. "Harfang" at Wiktionary
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  8. "News Article" from MuggleNet
  9. It is unknown exactly how Algie is related to the Longbottoms; he could be an uncle by blood or by marriage of either Frank or Alice Longbottom.
  10. It is unknown exactly how Enid is related to the Longbottoms; she could be an aunt by blood or by marriage of either Frank or Alice Longbottom.
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Original Order of of the Phoenix:
Aberforth Dumbledore | Alastor Moody | Alice Longbottom | Arabella Figg | Benjy Fenwick | Caradoc Dearborn | Dedalus Diggle | Dorcas Meadowes | Edgar Bones | Elphias Doge | Emmeline Vance | Fabian Prewett | Frank Longbottom | Gideon Prewett | Hestia Jones (possibly) | James Potter | Lily Potter | Marlene McKinnon | Minerva McGonagall | Mundungus Fletcher | Peter Pettigrew (defected) | Remus Lupin | Rubeus Hagrid | Severus Snape | Sirius Black | Sturgis Podmore
Reconstituted Order of the Phoenix:
Aberforth Dumbledore | Alastor Moody | Arabella Figg | Arthur Weasley | Bill Weasley | Charlie Weasley | Dedalus Diggle | Elphias Doge | Emmeline Vance | Fleur Delacour | Fred Weasley | George Weasley | Harry Potter | Hermione Granger | Hestia Jones | Kingsley Shacklebolt | Minerva McGonagall | Molly Weasley | Mundungus Fletcher | Nymphadora Tonks | Remus Lupin | Ron Weasley | Rubeus Hagrid | Severus Snape | Sirius Black | Sturgis Podmore
Order of the Phoenix allies:
Andromeda Tonks | Augusta Longbottom | Dobby | Filius Flitwick | Ginny Weasley | Grawp | Horace Slughorn | Kreacher | Lee Jordan | Luna Lovegood | Muriel |
Neville Longbottom | Oliver Wood | Olympe Maxime | Percy Weasley | Pomona Sprout | Ted Tonks | Westinburgh family | Winky | Karkus | Karkus's wife
Other affiliations:
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Hogwarts students | Hogwarts Thestral herd | Ministry of Magic | Giant colony (Karkus's control)
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Terry Boot | Cho Chang | Michael Corner | Marietta Edgecombe | Anthony Goldstein | Padma Patil | Maisy Reynolds | Unidentified male
Hannah Abbott | Susan Bones | Justin Finch-Fletchley | Ernie Macmillan | Zacharias Smith | Leanne | Unidentified female
Luca Caruso | Alice Tolipan
Dumbledore's Army allies:
Order of the Phoenix | Hogwarts staff | Augusta Longbottom | Andromeda Tonks | Ted Tonks | Percy Weasley | Oliver Wood | Dobby | Grawp | Winky
Other affiliations:
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