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Porpentina Scamander (née Goldstein)
Biographical information
Born

Year unknown, United States of America

Marital status

Married

Also known as

Tina (by friends and family)[1]

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Female

Family information
Family members

Porpentina "Tina" Scamander (née Goldstein[4]) (fl. 1920 - 1991) was an American witch.[5] She was the wife of famed magizoologist and author Newt Scamander.[6]

Biography

Porpentina was born somewhere in the United States of America.[6] She had at least one sibling, a younger sister, Queenie.[7] Her friends and family called her by the nickname "Tina."[1] She apparently had a practical, level-headed personality, being described as "grounded."[8]

Around 1920, Porpentina met British magizoologist Newt Scamander in New York City, where he had come as part of his international expedition to discover new magical creatures.[5] She eventually married him and moved to the United Kingdom.[6] The couple had at least one child, who in turn gave them a grandson, Rolf.[9]

As of the late 20th century,[10] she lived with her husband in Dorset with their pet Kneazles: Hoppy, Milly, and Mauler.[6]

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Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 .@MaddieDUHx 'Tina' is what her friends and family call her. Would YOU want everyone to call you Porpentina?! by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  2. Since Rolf Scamander kept Newt's family name, it can be presumed that he is the son of a son of Newt's (if he were the son of a daughter of Newt's, he would bear whichever his father's surname was, and not Scamander).
  3. (any rlation to Anthony Goldstein) Yes (but distant). posted by JKR on Twitter on 15 August 2015
  4. Well, I think it's widely known that that characters of (Porpen)tina and Queenie are sisters, but not that their surname is Goldstein. posted by JKR on Twitter on 15 August 2015
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Katherine Waterston Set to Star Opposite Eddie Redmayne in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'" from Warner Bros.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real-world book)
  7. .@MaddieDUHx Queenie's younger. by J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  8. "Everything we know about ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’" at Boston.com
  9. 30 July 2007 Bloomsbury Webchat with J.K. Rowling
  10. The real-world book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them features a biography of Newt Scamander which states he retired in 1979. It also features an introduction by Albus Dumbledore, who, canonically, died in 1996. It can thus be concluded that the information about the Scamanders living in Dorset and owning three Kneazles was current within this timeframe.
  11. "'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' Finds Its Female Lead" at The Hollywood Reporter

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