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Scamander is the surname of a wizarding family. Many of its members have worked as magizoologists. They are related to the Lovegood family. The family had ties to the Magical Congress of the United States of America, through Newt Scamander's marriage to American Auror Porpentina Goldstein.

Recent family history

The mother of Newt and Theseus Scamander bred hippogriffs for a living and helped to inspire her son's lifelong interest in magical creatures.

Theseus Scamander worked as an Auror with the British Ministry of Magic, being described as a powerful wizard.[2][3] He participated in the wizarding effort in the First World War, and afterward was considered a war hero.[4]

Newton ScamanderO.M. (Second Class), was born in in 1897. He was a famed Magizoologist and author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Early in life, Scamander developed an interest in magical Creatures, influenced by his mother's breeding of hippogriffs. He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he was Sorted into Hufflepuff House, and was later expelled. Newt would go on to marry Porpentina Goldstein, an American witch and together they had a least one son.

The Scamander family were "not impressed" by Newt's career in Magizoology.[5]

Rolf Scamander Newt's grandson married Luna Lovegood sometime after the Second Wizarding War. Together they had twin sons, Lorcan and Lysander.

Family members

Wizard(s) Notes
Lorcan Scamander Twin brother of Lysander and son of Rolf and Luna
Lysander Scamander Twin brother of Lorcan and son of Rolf and Luna
Luna Lovegood Former member of Dumbledore's Army and a wizarding naturalist; wife of Rolf and mother of Lorcan and Lysander
Mrs Scamander Breeder of fancy Hippogriffs; mother of Newton and Theseus
Newton Scamander Famous magizoologist who used to work for the Ministry of Magic
Porpentina Scamander (née Goldstein) American witch who worked for the Magical Congress of the United States of America; wife of Newton
Rolf Scamander magizoologist; grandson of Newton and Porpentina
Theseus Scamander Auror; brother of Newton

Family tree

 
Scamander family
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goldstein family
 
 
 
 
Lovegood family
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mr Scamander
 
Mrs Scamander
 
 
 
Mr Goldstein
 
Mrs Goldstein
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Theseus Scamander
 
Newton Scamander
(b. 1897)
 
 
 
Porpentina Goldstein
(b. 1901)
 
Queenie Goldstein
(b. 1900s)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scamander
 
 
 
Pandora Lovegood
 
Xenophilius Lovegood
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rolf Scamander
 
 
 
 
 
Luna Lovegood
(b. 1981)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lorcan Scamander
 
Lysander Scamander
 
 
 
 
 

Etymology

In Greek mythology, Scamander was a river god who fought for Troy during the Trojan War. He was also considered a personification of the Scamander River, along the lower plains of which the battles of the Trojan War were fought, according to The Iliad. The river is now called Karamenderes and flows through the Turkish province of Çanakkale. It is also the name of a town and a river in Tasmania.

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