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Often the female takes on the surname of the male during marriage, however this is not always the case (such as when [[Minerva McGonagall]] married [[Elphinstone Urquart]] in the [[1980s]]).
 
Often the female takes on the surname of the male during marriage, however this is not always the case (such as when [[Minerva McGonagall]] married [[Elphinstone Urquart]] in the [[1980s]]).
   
In the [[wizarding world]], many couples have been married, such as [[Arthur Weasley]] and [[Molly Weasley|Molly Prewett]] and [[James Potter I|James Potter]] and [[Lily Evans]].
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In the [[wizarding world]], many couples have been married, such as [[Arthur Weasley]] and [[Molly Weasley|Molly Prewett]], and [[James Potter I|James Potter]] and [[Lily Evans]].
   
 
Molly Weasley claimed that during the [[First Wizarding War]] many people were "rushing into" marriage in the worry that they may not be able to do it in the near future lest they were killed.<ref name="HB">[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]</ref>
 
Molly Weasley claimed that during the [[First Wizarding War]] many people were "rushing into" marriage in the worry that they may not be able to do it in the near future lest they were killed.<ref name="HB">[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]</ref>
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==Known marriages==
 
==Known marriages==
 
===Magical marriages===
 
===Magical marriages===
The marriage between a wizard and a witch & a wizard or a witch and a non-human
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The marriage between a wizard and a witch & a wizard or a witch and a non-human, in rough chronological order.
*[[James Potter I|James Potter]] and [[Lily Evans]]<ref name="CS">[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]</ref>
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*[[Arthur Weasley]] and [[Molly Weasley|Molly Prewett]]<ref name="CS" />
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*[[Remus Lupin]] and [[Nymphadora Tonks]]<ref name="DH">[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]</ref>
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*[[Harry Potter]] and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginevra "Ginny"&nbsp;Weasley]]<ref name="DH" />
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*[[Ronald Weasley]] and [[Hermione Granger]]<ref name="DH" />
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*[[Neville Longbottom]] and [[Hannah Abbott]]
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*[[Draco Malfoy]] and [[Astoria Greengrass]]<ref name="DH" />
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*[[Elphinstone Urquart]] and [[Minerva McGonagall]]<ref name="Pottermore">[http://www.pottermore.com/ Pottermore] {{mention}}</ref>
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*[[Rolf Scamander]] and [[Luna Lovegood]]
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*[[Arthur Weasley]]
*[[George Weasley]] and [[Angelina Johnson]]
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*[[Molly Weasley|Molly Prewett]]
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|Between summer [[1968]] and November [[1970]]<ref name="WeasleysWeddingDate">Arthur Weasley was born in February 1950 and Molly Weasley was born in October 1949. They both attended Hogwarts from 1961 to 1968, and they had their first child together, Bill, on November 1970. They must have married sometime between their graduation from Hogwarts and the birth of their first child.</ref>
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|The Weasleys settled on a large Tudor pigpen located on the outskirts of [[Ottery St. Catchpole]], in [[Devon]]. As the family grew over the birth of their children, the couple started building upward with add-on bits of architectural salvage they picked up wherever they could find, thus building [[The Burrow]].<ref name="HPFW">''[[Harry Potter Film Wizardry]]'' - see [http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_y6KIPvOYMOA/TKxQC-rKgZI/AAAAAAAADHI/8Vq-EKmE9s0/s1600/burrow.jpg this image]</ref>
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*[[James Potter I|James Potter]]
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*[[Lily Evans]]
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|Between summer [[1978]] and autumn [[1979]]<ref name="PottersWeddingDate">In ''Deathly Hallows'', Chapter 33, Dumbledore refers to James as Lily's "husband" in the scene where Snape asks him to protect Lily. This scene can be determined as having occurred in autumn 1979, based on the description of the setting ("...the sound of the wind in the branches" and "Though leaves and branches still flew through the night air around them..."), and J. K. Rowling's statement during her [http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/10/20/j-k-rowling-at-carnegie-hall-reveals-dumbledore-is-gay-neville-marries-hannah-abbott-and-scores-more 2007 Carnegie Hall appearance] that the Potters went into hiding when Lily was pregnant. James and Lily must have thus married sometime between leaving Hogwarts in June 1978 and autumn 1979.</ref>
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|Lily and her sister [[Petunia Dursley|Petunia]] were not on good terms, so neither Petunia nor her husband [[Vernon Dursley]] attended [[Wedding of James Potter and Lily Evans|the ceremony]]. The [[best man]] was [[Sirius Black]].
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*[[Elphinstone Urquart]]
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*[[Minerva McGonagall]]
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|[[1982]]
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|Elphinstone had been Minerva's boss at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] in the [[1950s]]. When they married, they were both in or close to their fifties and it was ultimately childless. The marriage was a very happy one, and a period of great fulfillment for Minerva, although she did keep her maiden name, as she had always been something of a feminist. They lived in a [[Elphinstone Urquart and Minerva McGonagall's Hogsmeade cottage|small cottage]] in [[Hogsmeade]], where they frequently received Minerva's nephews and nieces (children of her brothers). The marriage was cut short in [[1985]] after Elphinstone's accidental death from a [[Venomous Tentacula]] bite.
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*[[Remus Lupin]]
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*[[Nymphadora Tonks]]
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|July, [[1997]]
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|The [[Wedding of Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks|ceremony was quiet and hurried]] as it took place during the height of the [[Second Wizarding War]] and because the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] had just passed legislation that was not favourable to [[werewolf|werewolves]]. The couple had one child, [[Edward Lupin|Teddy Lupin]] (godson of [[Harry]]), who was born shortly before both of his parents' deaths.
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*[[William Weasley]]
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*[[Fleur Delacour]]
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|[[1 August]], [[1997]]
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|The bride and groom's younger sisters, [[Gabrielle Delacour]] and [[Ginny Weasley]], served as bridesmaids, and Bill's younger brother [[Charlie Weasley]] served as the best man. [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|The reception]] was interrupted by the news that [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] had [[Fall of the Ministry of Magic|taken over]] the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], and guests fled as [[Death Eaters]] arrived to try and capture [[Harry Potter]].
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The couple went to live at [[Shell Cottage]], a house that belonged to an aunt of Bill's, in the outskirts of [[Tinworth]], [[Cornwall]], which was presumably also where they raised their children: [[Victoire Weasley|Victoire]], [[Dominique Weasley|Dominique]], and [[Louis Weasley|Louis]].
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*[[Harry Potter]]
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*[[Ginevra Weasley]]
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|Late [[1990s]] or early [[2000s]]
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|The couple goes on to have three children: [[James Potter II|James Sirius]], [[Albus Potter|Albus Severus]] and [[Lily Potter|Lily Luna]].
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*[[Ronald Weasley]]
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*[[Hermione Granger]]
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|Late [[1990s]] or early [[2000s]]
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|The couple goes on to have two children: [[Rose Weasley|Rose]] and [[Hugo Weasley|Hugo]].
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*[[Draco Malfoy]]
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*[[Astoria Greengrass]]
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|Late [[1990s]] or early [[2000s]]
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|The couple lives in the ancient [[Malfoy Manor]] in [[Wiltshire]],<ref name="Pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]'' - "The Malfoy Family"</ref> and have a single child: [[Scorpius Malfoy]].
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*[[Neville Longbottom]]
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*[[Hannah Abbott]]
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|Late [[1990s]]-[[Between 2010 and 2017|2010s]]
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|As Hannah becomes the landlady of the [[Leaky Cauldron]], the couple lives above the pub, a fact that Neville's students consider to be "cool".<ref name=CH>[http://www.mugglenet.com/app/news/show/1272 JK Rowling comments at Carnegie Hall]</ref>
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*[[George Weasley]]
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*[[Angelina Johnson]]
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|Late [[1990s]]-[[Between 2010 and 2017|2010s]]
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|The couple goes on to have two children: [[Fred Weasley II]] and [[Roxanne Weasley]].
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*[[Rolf Scamander]]
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*[[Luna Lovegood]]
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|Late [[2000s]] or early [[Between 2010 and 2017|2010s]]
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|The wedding takes place "rather later" than her friends' marriages.<ref>[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/7/30/j-k-rowling-web-chat-transcript 30 July 2007 Web Chat with J.K. Rowling]</ref> The famous [[Magizoologist]]s have two twin children: [[Lorcan Scamander|Lorcan]] and [[Lysander Scamander|Lysander]].
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*[[James Potter's father|Mr. Potter]] and [[James Potter's mother|a woman]]
 
*[[James Potter's father|Mr. Potter]] and [[James Potter's mother|a woman]]
 
*[[Percy Weasley]] and [[Audrey Weasley|Audrey]]
 
*[[Percy Weasley]] and [[Audrey Weasley|Audrey]]
*[[William Weasley|William "Bill" Weasley]] and [[Fleur Delacour]]
 
 
*[[Molly Weasley's father|Mr. Prewett]] and [[Molly Weasley's mother|a woman]]
 
*[[Molly Weasley's father|Mr. Prewett]] and [[Molly Weasley's mother|a woman]]
*[[Marvolo Gaunt]] and [[Mrs. Gaunt|a woman]]
 
 
*[[Septimus Weasley]] and [[Cedrella Black]]
 
*[[Septimus Weasley]] and [[Cedrella Black]]
 
*[[Orion Black]] and [[Walburga Black]]
 
*[[Orion Black]] and [[Walburga Black]]
 
*[[Rodolphus Lestrange]] and [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix Black]]
 
*[[Rodolphus Lestrange]] and [[Bellatrix Lestrange|Bellatrix Black]]
 
*[[Ted Tonks]] and [[Andromeda Tonks|Andromeda Black]]
 
*[[Ted Tonks]] and [[Andromeda Tonks|Andromeda Black]]
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*[[Phineas Nigellus Black]] and [[Ursula Flint]]
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*[[Licorus Black]] and [[Magenta Tripe]]
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*[[Jimbo Blishwick]] and [[Misapinoa Black]]
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*[[Sirius Black I]] and [[Hesper Gamp]]
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*[[Cygnus Black I]] and [[Ella Max]]
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*[[Cygnus Black II]] and [[Violetta Bulstrode]]
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*[[Cygnus Black III]] and [[Druella Rosier]]
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*[[Herbert Burke]] and [[Belvina Black]]
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*[[Arcturus Black II]] and [[Lysandra Yaxley]]
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*[[Arcturus Black III]] and [[Melania Macmillan]]
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*[[Pollux Black]] and [[Irma Crabbe]]
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*[[Charlus Potter]] and [[Dorea Black]]
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*[[Harfang Longbottom]] and [[Callidora Black]]
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*[[Caspar Crouch]] and [[Charis Black]]
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*[[Ignatius Prewett]] and [[Lucretia Black]]
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*[[Lucius Malfoy]] and [[Narcissa Malfoy|Narcissa Black]]
 
*[[Reginald Cattermole]] and [[Mary Cattermole|Mary]]
 
*[[Reginald Cattermole]] and [[Mary Cattermole|Mary]]
*[[Percival Dumbledore]] and [[Kendra Dumbledore|Kendra]]<ref name="DH" />
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*[[Percival Dumbledore]] and [[Kendra Dumbledore|Kendra]]<ref name="DH">{{DH}}</ref>
 
*[[Cornelius Fudge]] and [[Cornelius Fudge's wife|a woman]]
 
*[[Cornelius Fudge]] and [[Cornelius Fudge's wife|a woman]]
 
*[[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]] and [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.'s mother|a woman]]<ref name="GF">[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]</ref>
 
*[[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]] and [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.'s mother|a woman]]<ref name="GF">[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]</ref>
 
*[[Rubeus Hagrid's father|Hagrid Sr.]] and [[Fridwulfa]]
 
*[[Rubeus Hagrid's father|Hagrid Sr.]] and [[Fridwulfa]]
 
*[[Delacour sisters' father|Monsieur Delacour]] and [[Apolline Delacour|Apolline]]
 
*[[Delacour sisters' father|Monsieur Delacour]] and [[Apolline Delacour|Apolline]]
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*[[Tilden Toots]] and [[Daisy Hookum]]
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*[[Celestina Warbeck]] and [[Celestina Warbeck's second husband|a man]]
   
 
===Muggle marriages===
 
===Muggle marriages===
 
The marriages between two Muggles.
 
The marriages between two Muggles.
*[[Vernon Dursley]] and [[Petunia Dursley|Petunia Evans]]<ref name="CS" />
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*[[Mr. Evans|Evans sisters' father]] and [[Mrs. Evans|Evans sisters' mother]]
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*[[Dudley Dursley]] and [[Dudley Dursley's wife|a woman]]<ref name="DH" />
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*[[Hermione Granger's father|Mr. Granger]] and [[Hermione Granger's mother|Mrs. Granger]]
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!width="20%" align="center"|Wedding date
*[[Dean Thomas's mother|Mrs. Thomas]] and [[Dean Thomas's stepfather|A man]]
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*[[Evans sisters' father|Mr. Evans]]
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*[[Evans sisters' mother|Mrs. Evans]]
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|Sometime before [[1950s|1959]]
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|They settled at [[Cokeworth]], and lived in walking distance from [[Spinner's End]], where the [[Snape family|Snapes]] lived. The couple had two daughters: [[Petunia Dursley|Petunia]] (born in or before [[1950s|1959]]) and [[Lily Evans|Lily]] (born [[30 January]], [[1960s|1960]]).
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*[[Vernon Dursley]]
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*[[Petunia Dursley|Petunia Evans]]
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|Late [[1970s|1977]]<ref name="DursleysWeddingDate">In a deleted scene on disc two of the Blu-ray edition of ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'', Petunia tells Harry, "''I have lived in this house for twenty years''", indicating she settled at 4 Privet Drive in 1977, since the scene is set in 1997. Since the ''[[Pottermore]]'' backstory for Petunia mentions Lily was still in her final year at Hogwarts during Vernon and Petunia's engagement, and Lily's final year was 1977-1978, the engagement must have thus occurred on or after 1 September, 1977 and the wedding and moving in together by 31 December, 1977.</ref>
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|Fearing that she would be overshadowed, Petunia refused to have her sister [[Lily Evans|Lily]] as a bridesmaid, which upset Lily. At the reception, Vernon would not talk to [[James Potter I|James Potter]], but described him as "some magician" within his earshot. Petunia had little contact with her sister thereafter.<ref>''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book1/chapter2/moment1/vernon-petunia-dursley New from J.K. Rowling: "Vernon & Petunia Dursley"]</ref> Vernon and Petunia settled at [[4 Privet Drive]], [[Little Whinging]], [[Surrey]], shortly after their wedding. They had a son, [[Dudley Dursley|Dudley]], on [[21 June]], [[1980s|1980]].
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*[[Hermione Granger's father|Mr. Granger]]
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*[[Hermione Granger's mother|Mrs. Granger]]
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|Sometime before [[1979]]
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|The couple had one child, [[Hermione Granger|Hermione]], a witch. She was raised in the [[Grangers' house]], on an [[Grangers' street|unspecified location in England]].
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*[[Dean Thomas's mother]]
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*[[Dean Thomas's stepfather]]
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|"When [Dean] was a kid"; between [[1980]] and [[1991]]
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|[[Dean Thomas]]'s [[Dean Thomas's father|biological father]] was a [[wizardkind|wizard]] who abandoned his Muggle wife and infant son in a courageous effort to protect them from the [[Death Eaters]]. He was soon after killed by the Death Eaters when he refused to join their cause. He never told his wife that we was a [[wizardkind|wizard]] and, shortly after his death, his wife married [[Dean Thomas's stepfather|Dean's stepfather]], a [[Muggle]], who raised Dean as his son.
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*[[Dudley Dursley]]
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*[[Dudley Dursley's wife|Mrs. Dursley]]
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|The marriage produced [[Dudley Dursley's children|two Muggle children]]<ref name="newyorker">[http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/10/01/121001fa_fact_parker?currentPage=all After "Harry Potter", J. K. Rowling's First Novel for Adults] at [http://www.newyorker.com/ The New Yorker]</ref>. While Dudley and [[Harry Potter]] (who married [[Ginevra Weasley]]) were "on Christmas-card terms", the two couples would visit each other out of duty, and sit in silence so that their children could see their cousins.<ref>[http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1572399/20071019/story.jhtml 19 October 2007 J.K. Rowling at Carnegie Hall]</ref>
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===Mixed Marriages===
 
===Mixed Marriages===
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*[[Robert McGonagall Sr.]] and [[Isobel McGonagall|Isobel Ross]]<ref name="Pottermore" />
 
*[[Robert McGonagall Sr.]] and [[Isobel McGonagall|Isobel Ross]]<ref name="Pottermore" />
 
*[[Tobias Snape]] and [[Eileen Prince]]
 
*[[Tobias Snape]] and [[Eileen Prince]]
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*[[Lyall Lupin]] and [[Hope Howell]]
 
*[[Tom Riddle Sr.]] and [[Merope Gaunt]]
 
*[[Tom Riddle Sr.]] and [[Merope Gaunt]]
 
*[[Seamus Finnigan's father|Mr. Finnigan]] and [[Seamus Finnigan's mother|Mrs. Finnigan]]
 
*[[Seamus Finnigan's father|Mr. Finnigan]] and [[Seamus Finnigan's mother|Mrs. Finnigan]]
 
*[[Dean Thomas's father|Mr. Thomas]] and [[Dean Thomas's mother|Mrs. Thomas]]
 
*[[Dean Thomas's father|Mr. Thomas]] and [[Dean Thomas's mother|Mrs. Thomas]]
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*[[Gilderoy Lockhart's father|Mr. Lockhart]] and [[Gilderoy Lockhart's mother|Mrs. Lockhart]]
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*[[Bowman Wright's father|Mr. Wright]] and [[Bowman Wright's mother|Mrs. Wright]]
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*[[Bob Hitchens]] and [[Isla Black]]
   
 
==Marriage laws in the wizarding world==
 
==Marriage laws in the wizarding world==
There is no note of any divorce in the wizarding world, so its legal status is unknown. <br/>[[J. K. Rowling]] stated that [[Sexual orientation|homosexual]] relationships do not suffer as much discrimination in the wizarding world as in the [[Muggle]] world<ref name="Pottercast">[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/12/23/transcript-of-part-1-of-pottercast-s-jk-rowling-interview Pottercast Interview] "So I think you could be gay, pure-blood, and totally without any kind of criticism from the Lucius Malfoys of the world. I don't think that would be something that would interest him in the slightest."</ref>, so it is possible that same-sex marriage is legal, however this has not been confirmed.
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There are known divorces in the wizarding world. [[Celestina Warbeck]] married three times, and divorced two times. <br/>[[J. K. Rowling]] stated that [[Sexual orientation|homosexual]] relationships do not suffer as much discrimination in the wizarding world as in the [[Muggle]] world<ref name="Pottercast">[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/12/23/transcript-of-part-1-of-pottercast-s-jk-rowling-interview Pottercast Interview] "So I think you could be gay, pure-blood, and totally without any kind of criticism from the Lucius Malfoys of the world. I don't think that would be something that would interest him in the slightest."</ref>, so it is possible that same-sex marriage is legal, however this has not been confirmed.
   
 
==Respectable marriages and Marriages of Low Status==
 
==Respectable marriages and Marriages of Low Status==
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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Two consenting adults pledging to spend the rest of their lives together

"Ladies and gentlemen, we are gathered here today to celebrate the union of two faithful souls..."
Ceremony official[src]

Marriage is a legally binding contract that says two people stay together until their death. Many people have a celebration at the start of their marriage known as a wedding. The end of a marriage is known as divorce. Two people planning to be married in the near future are known as engaged.

Often the female takes on the surname of the male during marriage, however this is not always the case (such as when Minerva McGonagall married Elphinstone Urquart in the 1980s).

In the wizarding world, many couples have been married, such as Arthur Weasley and Molly Prewett, and James Potter and Lily Evans.

Molly Weasley claimed that during the First Wizarding War many people were "rushing into" marriage in the worry that they may not be able to do it in the near future lest they were killed.[1]

Known marriagesEdit

Magical marriagesEdit

The marriage between a wizard and a witch & a wizard or a witch and a non-human, in rough chronological order.

Bride and groom Wedding date Notes
Between summer 1968 and November 1970[2] The Weasleys settled on a large Tudor pigpen located on the outskirts of Ottery St. Catchpole, in Devon. As the family grew over the birth of their children, the couple started building upward with add-on bits of architectural salvage they picked up wherever they could find, thus building The Burrow.[3]
Between summer 1978 and autumn 1979[4] Lily and her sister Petunia were not on good terms, so neither Petunia nor her husband Vernon Dursley attended the ceremony. The best man was Sirius Black.
1982 Elphinstone had been Minerva's boss at the Ministry of Magic in the 1950s. When they married, they were both in or close to their fifties and it was ultimately childless. The marriage was a very happy one, and a period of great fulfillment for Minerva, although she did keep her maiden name, as she had always been something of a feminist. They lived in a small cottage in Hogsmeade, where they frequently received Minerva's nephews and nieces (children of her brothers). The marriage was cut short in 1985 after Elphinstone's accidental death from a Venomous Tentacula bite.
July, 1997 The ceremony was quiet and hurried as it took place during the height of the Second Wizarding War and because the Ministry of Magic had just passed legislation that was not favourable to werewolves. The couple had one child, Teddy Lupin (godson of Harry), who was born shortly before both of his parents' deaths.
1 August, 1997 The bride and groom's younger sisters, Gabrielle Delacour and Ginny Weasley, served as bridesmaids, and Bill's younger brother Charlie Weasley served as the best man. The reception was interrupted by the news that Lord Voldemort had taken over the Ministry of Magic, and guests fled as Death Eaters arrived to try and capture Harry Potter.

The couple went to live at Shell Cottage, a house that belonged to an aunt of Bill's, in the outskirts of Tinworth, Cornwall, which was presumably also where they raised their children: Victoire, Dominique, and Louis.

Late 1990s or early 2000s The couple goes on to have three children: James Sirius, Albus Severus and Lily Luna.
Late 1990s or early 2000s The couple goes on to have two children: Rose and Hugo.
Late 1990s or early 2000s The couple lives in the ancient Malfoy Manor in Wiltshire,[5] and have a single child: Scorpius Malfoy.
Late 1990s-2010s As Hannah becomes the landlady of the Leaky Cauldron, the couple lives above the pub, a fact that Neville's students consider to be "cool".[6]
Late 1990s-2010s The couple goes on to have two children: Fred Weasley II and Roxanne Weasley.
Late 2000s or early 2010s The wedding takes place "rather later" than her friends' marriages.[7] The famous Magizoologists have two twin children: Lorcan and Lysander.

Muggle marriagesEdit

The marriages between two Muggles.

Bride and groom Wedding date Notes
Sometime before 1959 They settled at Cokeworth, and lived in walking distance from Spinner's End, where the Snapes lived. The couple had two daughters: Petunia (born in or before 1959) and Lily (born 30 January, 1960).
Late 1977[10] Fearing that she would be overshadowed, Petunia refused to have her sister Lily as a bridesmaid, which upset Lily. At the reception, Vernon would not talk to James Potter, but described him as "some magician" within his earshot. Petunia had little contact with her sister thereafter.[11] Vernon and Petunia settled at 4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey, shortly after their wedding. They had a son, Dudley, on 21 June, 1980.
Sometime before 1979 The couple had one child, Hermione, a witch. She was raised in the Grangers' house, on an unspecified location in England.
"When [Dean] was a kid"; between 1980 and 1991 Dean Thomas's biological father was a wizard who abandoned his Muggle wife and infant son in a courageous effort to protect them from the Death Eaters. He was soon after killed by the Death Eaters when he refused to join their cause. He never told his wife that we was a wizard and, shortly after his death, his wife married Dean's stepfather, a Muggle, who raised Dean as his son.
c. 2000s The marriage produced two Muggle children[12]. While Dudley and Harry Potter (who married Ginevra Weasley) were "on Christmas-card terms", the two couples would visit each other out of duty, and sit in silence so that their children could see their cousins.[13]

Mixed MarriagesEdit

The marriage between a wizard or a witch and a Muggle.

Marriage laws in the wizarding worldEdit

There are known divorces in the wizarding world. Celestina Warbeck married three times, and divorced two times.
J. K. Rowling stated that homosexual relationships do not suffer as much discrimination in the wizarding world as in the Muggle world[14], so it is possible that same-sex marriage is legal, however this has not been confirmed.

Respectable marriages and Marriages of Low StatusEdit

Even though there is no discrimination for homosexuals in the wizarding world, there has existed notorious discrimination toward "morganatic" marriages. Many Pure-blood families have disowned their own relatives for their marriage to Half-bloods, Muggle-borns and Blood traitors, and such outcasts are seen as "second-class" wizards and witches, e.g. Andromeda Tonks, Cedrella Black, James Potter, Merope Gaunt and Eileen Prince.

Nonetheless, some wizards and witches have made their families proud by making "respectable pure-blood marriages" like Narcissa Malfoy, Bellatrix Lestrange, Orion Black, and Irma Crabbe. Apparently, in some cases the contractors are not in love, but still married to maintain purity within their families, making it sort of an "arranged marriage". For example, Bellatrix Lestrange's true love was Lord Voldemort rather than her husband Rodolphus.[15] The House of Gaunt had a tendency of marrying their own cousins to remain pure, which led to severe genetic problems in the later generations.

Many marriages would have been looked down upon, such as James Potter's marriage to Muggle-born Lily Evans, or Ron Weasley's marriage to Muggle-born Hermione Granger. Harry Potter's marriage to Ginny Weasley would have been looked down upon as Harry was a half-blood and, although a pure-blood, Ginny was a blood traitor.

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  2. Arthur Weasley was born in February 1950 and Molly Weasley was born in October 1949. They both attended Hogwarts from 1961 to 1968, and they had their first child together, Bill, on November 1970. They must have married sometime between their graduation from Hogwarts and the birth of their first child.
  3. Harry Potter Film Wizardry - see this image
  4. In Deathly Hallows, Chapter 33, Dumbledore refers to James as Lily's "husband" in the scene where Snape asks him to protect Lily. This scene can be determined as having occurred in autumn 1979, based on the description of the setting ("...the sound of the wind in the branches" and "Though leaves and branches still flew through the night air around them..."), and J. K. Rowling's statement during her 2007 Carnegie Hall appearance that the Potters went into hiding when Lily was pregnant. James and Lily must have thus married sometime between leaving Hogwarts in June 1978 and autumn 1979.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Pottermore - "The Malfoy Family"
  6. JK Rowling comments at Carnegie Hall
  7. 30 July 2007 Web Chat with J.K. Rowling
  8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  9. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  10. In a deleted scene on disc two of the Blu-ray edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Petunia tells Harry, "I have lived in this house for twenty years", indicating she settled at 4 Privet Drive in 1977, since the scene is set in 1997. Since the Pottermore backstory for Petunia mentions Lily was still in her final year at Hogwarts during Vernon and Petunia's engagement, and Lily's final year was 1977-1978, the engagement must have thus occurred on or after 1 September, 1977 and the wedding and moving in together by 31 December, 1977.
  11. Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: "Vernon & Petunia Dursley"
  12. After "Harry Potter", J. K. Rowling's First Novel for Adults at The New Yorker
  13. 19 October 2007 J.K. Rowling at Carnegie Hall
  14. Pottercast Interview "So I think you could be gay, pure-blood, and totally without any kind of criticism from the Lucius Malfoys of the world. I don't think that would be something that would interest him in the slightest."
  15. Bloomsbury.com web chat

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