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Umbridge is the surname of a wizarding family that has both muggle and magical heritage. They are related to the Muggle Cracknell family, and may be related to the pure-blood Selwyn family.

Known family members

  • Orford Umbridge - retired Ministry of Magic employee, worked at the Magical Maintenance Department, husband of Ellen Cracknell (later separated), father of Dolores and a son
  • Dolores Jane Umbridge - daughter of Orford and Ellen, Senior Undersecretary to the Minister for Magic, Defence against the Dark Arts Professor at Hogwarts School, ex-Hogwarts High Inquisitor, and Head of the Muggle-born Registration Commission. Later imprisoned in Azkaban for crimes against Muggle-borns.
  • Dolores Umbridge's brother - second child of Orford and Ellen, a Squib who lives in the muggle world.
Orford Umbridge
Ellen Cracknell
Dolores Jane Umbridge

Behind the scenes

  • Dolores claimed that Salazar Slytherin's locket had belonged to the Selwyn family and that she was related to them. It´s unknown if she is actually related to the Selwyns through her father.


  • The name Umbridge comes from the expression "to take umbrage", which means offence or insult.

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