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"No one lived after he decided ter kill 'em, no one except you, an' he'd killed some of the best witches and wizards of the age - the McKinnons, the Bones, the Prewetts - you were only a baby an' you lived"
Hagrid and Harry[src]

Prewett is the surname of a pure-blood wizarding family. They are related to the Black, Weasley, and Macmillan families.[1] With the deaths of Fabian and Gideon in the First Wizarding War[2], the Prewett family may have become extinct in the male line, though it continues in the female line through the children of Molly Weasley née Prewett.

Some members of the Prewett family would likely be labelled "blood traitors", as they were members of the Order of the Phoenix and did not believe in the ideology of blood purity. However, the attitude of the prejudiced House of Black towards the Prewetts suggests that not all members would be considered blood traitors. Lucretia Black was not disowned for marrying Ignatius Prewett,[1] implying that the Prewetts were more accepted in elite pure-blood circles than a family like the Weasleys.

It is unknown whether Molly's second cousin (a squib accountant) is a Pure-blood or not; he could have a muggle mother.

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Family Tree

                     Prewett        Arcturus Black IIMelania Macmillan                  
              ┌─────────┴─────────┐          ┌────────┴────────┐  
              │                   │          │                 │  
    Mrs.  ┬  Mr.              Ignatius - Lucretia           Orion ┬ Walburga  
  Prewett │ Prewett           Prewett     Black             Black │  Black  
          │                                                       │  
    ┌─────┴───────────────┬────────────┐                 ┌────────┴────────┐  
    │                     │            │                 │                 │  
  Molly ┬ Arthur       Gideon       Fabian            Sirius            Regulus  
Prewett │ Weasley      Prewett      Prewett           Black              Black         
 Weasley family


The surname Prewett is Welsh in origin. It is derived from the Middle English word prou, meaning "brave" or "valiant", and the suffix "-et", which implies smallness. Thus, it is believed to be derived from a nickname for someone small, but brave.[5]

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Black family tree
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  3. Sirius Black stated in Ch. 6 of Order of the Phoenix that Molly Weasley was his "cousin by marriage". This means that Ignatius could not have been Molly, Fabian, and Gideon's father, as this would have made them first cousins by blood of Sirius. Ignatius was Sirius's uncle by marriage, and if Molly was his niece, this could explain Sirius's comment. See this talk page for more information.
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
  5. House of Names: Prewett

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