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{{Quote|My [[Lucius Malfoy|father]] told me all the Weasleys have red hair, freckles, and more children than they can afford.|[[Draco Malfoy]] on the Weasley family|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
 
{{Quote|My [[Lucius Malfoy|father]] told me all the Weasleys have red hair, freckles, and more children than they can afford.|[[Draco Malfoy]] on the Weasley family|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
   
'''Weasley''' is the surname of a [[pure-blood]] family (though the most recent generation has many non-pureblood members)<ref>Ron and Hermione's children are [[half-blood]]s; Bill and Fleur's children are [[Half-Veela|one-eighth Veela]], and the most outspoken pure-blood family in Britain in favour of muggle-born rights. Harry and Ginny's children are [[half-blood]]s as well.</ref>Their names are Ginny, Ron, Fred, George, Percy, Charlie, Bill, Molly, and Arthur Weasley. The Weasleys know many other wizarding families, including the Blacks, Prewetts, Longbottoms, Crouches<ref name="BFT">[[House of Black|Black family tree]]</ref>, Delacours, and Potters, as well as the [[Muggle]] Granger family. All members of the Weasley family are red-haired and Sorted into [[Gryffindor]] house upon attendance of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].
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'''Weasley''' is the surname of a [[pure-blood]] family (though the most recent generation has many non-pureblood members).<ref>Ron and Hermione's children are [[half-blood]]s; Bill and Fleur's children are [[Half-Veela|one-eighth Veela]], and the most outspoken pure-blood family in Britain in favour of muggle-born rights. Harry and Ginny's children are [[half-blood]]s as well.</ref>Their names are Ginny, Ron, Fred, George, Percy, Charlie, Bill, Molly, and Arthur Weasley. The Weasleys know many other wizarding families, including the Blacks, Prewetts, Longbottoms, Crouches<ref name="BFT">[[House of Black|Black family tree]]</ref>, Delacours, and Potters, as well as the [[Muggle]] Granger family. All members of the Weasley family are red-haired and Sorted into [[Gryffindor]] house upon attendance of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].
   
 
The family home, known as [[the Burrow]], is located just outside [[Ottery St. Catchpole]], in [[Devon]], [[England]]. The Weasleys live near other magical families such as the [[Diggory family|Diggory]], [[Fawcett family|Fawcett]], and [[Lovegood family|Lovegood]] families.<ref name="CS">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>
 
The family home, known as [[the Burrow]], is located just outside [[Ottery St. Catchpole]], in [[Devon]], [[England]]. The Weasleys live near other magical families such as the [[Diggory family|Diggory]], [[Fawcett family|Fawcett]], and [[Lovegood family|Lovegood]] families.<ref name="CS">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''</ref>
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[[File:Theburrow.JPG|thumb|left|180px|[[The Burrow]].]]
 
[[File:Theburrow.JPG|thumb|left|180px|[[The Burrow]].]]
The Weasleys, unlike many other [[pure-blood]] families, willingly associate with [[Muggle]]s, [[Muggle-born]]s, and [[half-blood]]s and do not consider themselves superior to others because of their blood status. Thus, elitist pure-blood families such as the [[Malfoy family|Malfoys]] and the [[House of Black|Blacks]] consider them "[[blood traitor]]s" and treat them with disdain; [[Cedrella Black]] was even disowned by her family for marrying [[Septimus Weasley]]<ref name="BFT"/>. The Weasleys' views led to their support to the [[Order of the Phoenix]] and [[Dumbledore's Army]] during the [[Second Wizarding War]]. During the height of the latter conflict, the Weasleys were placed under surveillance by the [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]]-controlled [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] because they had been in close contact with Harry, and eventually had to go into hiding. The Weasleys took part in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]. During the battle [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] was killed, deeply upsetting the rest of the family. <ref name="DH">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref>
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The Weasleys, unlike many other [[pure-blood]] families, willingly associate with [[Muggle]]s, [[Muggle-born]]s, and [[half-blood]]s and do not consider themselves superior to others because of their blood status. Thus, elitist pure-blood families such as the [[Malfoy family|Malfoys]] and the [[House of Black|Blacks]] consider them "[[blood traitor]]s" and treat them with disdain; [[Cedrella Black]] was even disowned by her family for marrying [[Septimus Weasley]]<ref name="BFT"/>. Despite being "one of the biggest blood traitor" families, they seemed rather proud of it. The Weasleys' views led to their support to the [[Order of the Phoenix]] and [[Dumbledore's Army]] during the [[Second Wizarding War]]. During the height of the latter conflict, the Weasleys were placed under surveillance by the [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]]-controlled [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] because they had been in close contact with Harry, and eventually had to go into hiding. The Weasleys took part in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]]. During the battle [[Fred Weasley|Fred]] was killed, deeply upsetting the rest of the family<ref name="DH">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''</ref> and his death was enough to make his mother commit murder to save her daughter from the same fate.
   
 
The Weasleys tended to have large numbers of children; an unusual trait for Wizarding families, according to [[Draco Malfoy]]<ref name="CS"/>. The most recent generations of Weasleys have been considered poor by wizarding standards<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref>; their [[Weasley Vault|vault]] at [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]] only contained a small pile of [[Wizarding currency|Sickles]] and a single [[Wizarding currency|Galleon]] as of [[1992]]<ref>''Chamber of Secrets'', Ch. 4</ref>.
 
The Weasleys tended to have large numbers of children; an unusual trait for Wizarding families, according to [[Draco Malfoy]]<ref name="CS"/>. The most recent generations of Weasleys have been considered poor by wizarding standards<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref>; their [[Weasley Vault|vault]] at [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank]] only contained a small pile of [[Wizarding currency|Sickles]] and a single [[Wizarding currency|Galleon]] as of [[1992]]<ref>''Chamber of Secrets'', Ch. 4</ref>.
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==Family members==
 
==Family members==
 
===Molly and Arthur Weasley's family===
 
===Molly and Arthur Weasley's family===
[[File:Ootppromoshoothq20230wj5-1-.jpg|thumb|right|240px|[[Fred and George Weasley|The twins]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]] and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]] in [[1995]].]]
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[[File:Ootppromoshoothq20230wj5-1-.jpg|thumb|200px|[[Fred and George Weasley|The twins]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron]], and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny]] in [[1995]].]]
 
[[Arthur Weasley]], one of three sons of [[Septimus Weasley]] and [[Cedrella Black]]<ref>Although it has never been confirmed that Septimus and Cedrella are Arthur's parents, this can be inferred based on [[Sirius Black]]'s statement in Ch. 6 of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' that Arthur was "something like [his] second cousin once removed." The [[House of Black|Black family tree]] establishes Cedrella as a first cousin once removed of both [[Orion Black|Orion]] and [[Walburga Black]], Sirius's parents. Thus, any children she had would be their second cousins, and second cousins once removed of their sons Sirius and Regulus. Also, almost all of Sirius's relatives can be seen on the Black family tree because both his parents were born into the House of Black, making it unlikely that he could be related to Arthur in a way not shown. See also this [[Talk:Cedrella Black|talk page]] and an [http://www.hplex.info/essays/essay-black-family-tree.html HPL essay] for more information.</ref>, met [[Molly Weasley|Molly Prewett]] while they attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in the [[1960s]]. They married soon after finishing school and went on to have seven children, whom they loved but did not spoil. All of those who were of age, except Percy, eventually became members of the reinstated [[Order of the Phoenix]].
 
[[Arthur Weasley]], one of three sons of [[Septimus Weasley]] and [[Cedrella Black]]<ref>Although it has never been confirmed that Septimus and Cedrella are Arthur's parents, this can be inferred based on [[Sirius Black]]'s statement in Ch. 6 of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' that Arthur was "something like [his] second cousin once removed." The [[House of Black|Black family tree]] establishes Cedrella as a first cousin once removed of both [[Orion Black|Orion]] and [[Walburga Black]], Sirius's parents. Thus, any children she had would be their second cousins, and second cousins once removed of their sons Sirius and Regulus. Also, almost all of Sirius's relatives can be seen on the Black family tree because both his parents were born into the House of Black, making it unlikely that he could be related to Arthur in a way not shown. See also this [[Talk:Cedrella Black|talk page]] and an [http://www.hplex.info/essays/essay-black-family-tree.html HPL essay] for more information.</ref>, met [[Molly Weasley|Molly Prewett]] while they attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in the [[1960s]]. They married soon after finishing school and went on to have seven children, whom they loved but did not spoil. All of those who were of age, except Percy, eventually became members of the reinstated [[Order of the Phoenix]].
   
 
*[[Arthur Weasley|Arthur]] — previously employed by the [[Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office]], head of the [[Office for the Detection and Confiscation of Counterfeit Defensive Spells and Protective Objects]] as of [[1996]].
 
*[[Arthur Weasley|Arthur]] — previously employed by the [[Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office]], head of the [[Office for the Detection and Confiscation of Counterfeit Defensive Spells and Protective Objects]] as of [[1996]].
 
*[[Molly Weasley|Molly]] — housewife/homemaker.
 
*[[Molly Weasley|Molly]] — housewife/homemaker.
*[[William Weasley|Bill]] — the eldest child; works as a [[Curse Breaker]] for [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank|Gringotts Bank]] in Egypt.
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*[[William Weasley|Bill]] — the eldest child; works as a [[Curse Breaker]] for [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank|Gringotts Bank]].
 
*[[Charles Weasley|Charlie]] — studies [[Dragon|dragons]] in Romania.
 
*[[Charles Weasley|Charlie]] — studies [[Dragon|dragons]] in Romania.
 
*[[Percy Weasley|Percy]] — worked at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] from [[1994]] to [[1998]] before reaffirming his loyalty to the [[Order of the Phoenix]]; later worked at the reformed Ministry under [[Minister for Magic]] [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]].
 
*[[Percy Weasley|Percy]] — worked at the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] from [[1994]] to [[1998]] before reaffirming his loyalty to the [[Order of the Phoenix]]; later worked at the reformed Ministry under [[Minister for Magic]] [[Kingsley Shacklebolt]].
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[[File:Hermione Prophecy.jpg|thumb|right|150px|[[Hermione Granger|Hermione Weasley née Granger]]]]
 
[[File:Hermione Prophecy.jpg|thumb|right|150px|[[Hermione Granger|Hermione Weasley née Granger]]]]
[[File:Angeina_john.jpg|thumb|[[Angelina Johnson|Angelina Weasley née Johnson]]]]
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[[File:Angeina_john.jpg|thumb|150px|[[Angelina Johnson|Angelina Weasley née Johnson]]]]
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[[File:Fleurmain.jpg|thumb|150px|[[Fleur Delacour|Fleur Weasley née Delacour]]]]
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[[File:HarryPotterHBP.PNG|thumb|150px|[[Harry Potter]]]]
   
 
===Other Weasleys===
 
===Other Weasleys===
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*[[Molly Weasley II]] — eldest daughter of [[Percy Weasley|Percy]] and [[Audrey Weasley]]
 
*[[Molly Weasley II]] — eldest daughter of [[Percy Weasley|Percy]] and [[Audrey Weasley]]
 
*[[Lucy Weasley]] — youngest daughter of Percy and Audrey Weasley
 
*[[Lucy Weasley]] — youngest daughter of Percy and Audrey Weasley
*[[Fred Weasley II]] — son of [[George Weasley]] and [[Angelina Johnson]]
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*[[Fred Weasley II]] — son and oldest child of  [[George Weasley]] and [[Angelina Johnson]]
*[[Roxanne Weasley]] — daughter of George Weasley and Angelina Johnson
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*[[Roxanne Weasley]] — daughter and youngest child  of George Weasley and Angelina Johnson
 
*[[Rose Weasley]] — daughter and oldest child of [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Hermione Granger]]
 
*[[Rose Weasley]] — daughter and oldest child of [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Hermione Granger]]
 
*[[Hugo Weasley]] — son and youngest child of Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger
 
*[[Hugo Weasley]] — son and youngest child of Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger
*[[Lily Evans|Lily Potter née Evans]] — Harry Potter's mother
 
 
*[[James Potter II|James Sirius Potter II]] — eldest child of [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Potter née Weasley]]
 
*[[James Potter II|James Sirius Potter II]] — eldest child of [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Potter née Weasley]]
 
*[[Albus Potter|Albus Severus Potter]] - youngest son of [[Harry Potter ]]and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Potter née Weasley]]
 
*[[Albus Potter|Albus Severus Potter]] - youngest son of [[Harry Potter ]]and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Potter née Weasley]]
[[File:HarryPotterHBP.PNG|thumb|150px|[[Harry Potter]]]]
 
 
*[[Lily Potter|Lily Luna Potter]] - youngest child of [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Potter née Weasley]]
 
*[[Lily Potter|Lily Luna Potter]] - youngest child of [[Harry Potter]] and [[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Potter née Weasley]]
   
 
===Weasley relatives===
 
===Weasley relatives===
{{Dialogue a-b|Sirius|He's not your son!|Molly|He's as good as.|[[Sirius Black]] and Molly Weasley on [[Harry Potter]].|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix }}
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{{Dialogue a-b|Sirius|He's not your son!|Molly|He's as good as.|[[Sirius Black]] and Molly Weasley on [[Harry Potter]].|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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*[[Molly Weasley's father|Mr.]] and [[Molly Weasley's mother|Mrs. Prewett]] — [[Molly Weasley|Molly Weasley née Prewett]]'s parents
 
*[[Molly Weasley's father|Mr.]] and [[Molly Weasley's mother|Mrs. Prewett]] — [[Molly Weasley|Molly Weasley née Prewett]]'s parents
 
*[[Gideon Prewett]] — Molly's older brother
 
*[[Gideon Prewett]] — Molly's older brother
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*[[Callidora Black|Callidora Longbottom née Black]] — Arthur's maternal aunt
 
*[[Callidora Black|Callidora Longbottom née Black]] — Arthur's maternal aunt
 
*[[Charis Black|Charis Crouch née Black]] — Arthur's maternal aunt
 
*[[Charis Black|Charis Crouch née Black]] — Arthur's maternal aunt
*[[Bilius]] — a brother or brother-in-law of Arthur or Molly[[File:Fleurmain.jpg|thumb|[[Fleur Delacour|Fleur Weasley née Delacour]]]]
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*[[Bilius]] — a brother or brother-in-law of Arthur or Molly, by whom Ron was believed to have gotten his middle name
 
*An [[Ronald Weasley's uncle|uncle]] of the Weasley children
 
*An [[Ronald Weasley's uncle|uncle]] of the Weasley children
 
*[[Muriel]] — Molly's aunt
 
*[[Muriel]] — Molly's aunt
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***The name Ronald is derived from an Old Norse name that was a cognate of the name [[Wikipedia:Reginald (given name)|Reginald]]. This connection is supported when Ron uses [[Polyjuice Potion]] to masquerade as [[Reginald Cattermole]] while [[Infiltration of the Ministry of Magic|infiltrating the Ministry of Magic]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''. During 12th century, there were two Reginalds that this cognative naming may be an allusion to:
 
***The name Ronald is derived from an Old Norse name that was a cognate of the name [[Wikipedia:Reginald (given name)|Reginald]]. This connection is supported when Ron uses [[Polyjuice Potion]] to masquerade as [[Reginald Cattermole]] while [[Infiltration of the Ministry of Magic|infiltrating the Ministry of Magic]] in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''. During 12th century, there were two Reginalds that this cognative naming may be an allusion to:
 
****{{wplink|Reginald of Durham}} was a monk who chronicled the life of [[Wikipedia:Godric of Finchale|Saint Godric of Finchale]], who shares a given name with [[Godric Gryffindor]], founder of [[Gryffindor|Gryffindor House]].
 
****{{wplink|Reginald of Durham}} was a monk who chronicled the life of [[Wikipedia:Godric of Finchale|Saint Godric of Finchale]], who shares a given name with [[Godric Gryffindor]], founder of [[Gryffindor|Gryffindor House]].
****{{wplink|Raynald of Châtillon}} (Raynald is also a cognate of Reginald), served in the Second Crusade and ruled as {{wplink|Prince of Antioch}} until he was captured and executed by [[Wikipedia:Saladin|Saladin]]. While discussing the [[Deathly Hallows]] with Harry and Hermione, Ron states that he favors the [[Elder Wand]], whose original wielder was [[Antioch Peverell]].
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****{{wplink|Raynald of Châtillon}} (Raynald is also a cognate of Reginald), served in the Second Crusade and ruled as {{wplink|Prince of Antioch}} until he was captured and executed by [[Wikipedia:Saladin|Saladin]]. While discussing the [[Deathly Hallows]] with Harry and Hermione, Ron states that he favours the [[Elder Wand]], whose original wielder was [[Antioch Peverell]].
 
**[[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]]'s full name is ''{{wplink|Ginevra}}'', the Italian form of the name {{wplink|Guinevere}}, who was Arthur's queen.
 
**[[Ginevra Weasley|Ginny Weasley]]'s full name is ''{{wplink|Ginevra}}'', the Italian form of the name {{wplink|Guinevere}}, who was Arthur's queen.
 
**Also, [[Muriel]] had a cousin named [[Lancelot]], who was [[Wikipedia:Lancelot|one of Arthur's knights]], though it should be noted that Muriel is only related to the Weasleys by the marriage of her niece [[Molly Weasley|Molly]].
 
**Also, [[Muriel]] had a cousin named [[Lancelot]], who was [[Wikipedia:Lancelot|one of Arthur's knights]], though it should be noted that Muriel is only related to the Weasleys by the marriage of her niece [[Molly Weasley|Molly]].
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[[File:The Weasley wax seal (emblem) used in Ron Weasley's Howler 01.JPG|thumb|150px|The Weasley wax seal (emblem) used in their mails or [[Howler]].]]
 
[[File:The Weasley wax seal (emblem) used in Ron Weasley's Howler 01.JPG|thumb|150px|The Weasley wax seal (emblem) used in their mails or [[Howler]].]]
 
*The only sons of [[Arthur Weasley]] and [[Molly Weasley]] that do not have any known children are [[Fred Weasley]] and [[Charles Weasley]], the former because of his death and the latter because he is much more interested in studying dragons.
 
*The only sons of [[Arthur Weasley]] and [[Molly Weasley]] that do not have any known children are [[Fred Weasley]] and [[Charles Weasley]], the former because of his death and the latter because he is much more interested in studying dragons.
*[[Harry Potter]] has saved several lives of members of the Weasley family.
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*The Weasleys own a [[tractor]].
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*[[Harry Potter]] has saved several lives of members of the Weasley family, something Arthur and Molly gratefully pointed out, and believed it was lucky that Ron chose to sit in the same cabin on their first day at the Hogwarts Express.
 
**He destroyed [[Tom Riddle's diary|Tom Riddle&apos;s diary]] before Ginny had her life force drained away.
 
**He destroyed [[Tom Riddle's diary|Tom Riddle&apos;s diary]] before Ginny had her life force drained away.
 
**He saw Arthur being attacked by Nagini and reported it in time to save him.
 
**He saw Arthur being attacked by Nagini and reported it in time to save him.
 
**He gave Ron a [[Bezoar]] when he was poisoned.
 
**He gave Ron a [[Bezoar]] when he was poisoned.
**He shielded Molly when [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] turned on her after she killed [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]] .
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**He shielded Molly when [[Tom Riddle|Voldemort]] turned on her after she killed [[Bellatrix Lestrange]] in the [[Battle of Hogwarts]].
 
*Along with the [[Muggle]] [[Granger family]], the Weasleys are also related to the [[Muggle]] [[Evans family]] and the [[Muggle]] [[Dursley family]]. They are related to the Evans and Dursleys through [[Harry Potter]], who married Ginny.
 
*Along with the [[Muggle]] [[Granger family]], the Weasleys are also related to the [[Muggle]] [[Evans family]] and the [[Muggle]] [[Dursley family]]. They are related to the Evans and Dursleys through [[Harry Potter]], who married Ginny.
 
*The only children who may call the Weasleys their "maternal family" are the children of Ginny: James Sirius, Albus Severus, and Lily Luna Potter.
 
*The only children who may call the Weasleys their "maternal family" are the children of Ginny: James Sirius, Albus Severus, and Lily Luna Potter.
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*J.K. Rowling said in an interview that Molly Weasley educated her children in the basics (reading, maths, spelling, grammar, etc.) before they went to Hogwarts.<ref>http://www.beyondhogwarts.com/story.20040304.html</ref>
 
*J.K. Rowling said in an interview that Molly Weasley educated her children in the basics (reading, maths, spelling, grammar, etc.) before they went to Hogwarts.<ref>http://www.beyondhogwarts.com/story.20040304.html</ref>
 
*If the young man seen beside Tonks in the [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]] scene in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' is in fact Charlie, that would mean that this is the second film (along with [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]) in which all nine Weasleys appear.
 
*If the young man seen beside Tonks in the [[Wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour|wedding]] scene in ''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]'' is in fact Charlie, that would mean that this is the second film (along with [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]) in which all nine Weasleys appear.
*The oldest child, Bill has his father&apos;s first name, Arthur, as his middle name and the youngest child, Ginny, has her mother&apos;s first name, Molly, as her middle name.
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*The oldest child, Bill has his father's first name, Arthur, as his middle name and the youngest child, Ginny, has her mother&apos;s first name, Molly, as her middle name.
 
*Orange hair was considered a sign of witchcraft in medieval times.
 
*Orange hair was considered a sign of witchcraft in medieval times.
   
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"My father told me all the Weasleys have red hair, freckles, and more children than they can afford."
Draco Malfoy on the Weasley family[src]

Weasley is the surname of a pure-blood family (though the most recent generation has many non-pureblood members).[1]Their names are Ginny, Ron, Fred, George, Percy, Charlie, Bill, Molly, and Arthur Weasley. The Weasleys know many other wizarding families, including the Blacks, Prewetts, Longbottoms, Crouches[2], Delacours, and Potters, as well as the Muggle Granger family. All members of the Weasley family are red-haired and Sorted into Gryffindor house upon attendance of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The family home, known as the Burrow, is located just outside Ottery St. Catchpole, in Devon, England. The Weasleys live near other magical families such as the Diggory, Fawcett, and Lovegood families.[3]

When Harry Potter befriended Arthur and Molly Weasley's youngest son, Ronald Weasley, the Weasleys became a second family to Harry. The Burrow became Harry's home away from home (he only resided with the Dursley family out of necessity), and Arthur and Molly served as de facto godparents in Sirius Black's absence.

They were included in the Sacred Twenty-Eight list, published in the Pure-Blood Directory by the 1930s. However, they deplored their inclusion in the list, because they said the had ancestral ties to many interesting Muggles. Their protests earned these families the opprobrium of advocates of the pure-blood doctrine, and the epithet 'blood traitor'.[4]

Recent family historyEdit

"The Death Eaters know Ron's with you now, they're bound to target the family -- don't apologise. It was always a matter of time, Dad's been saying so for months. We're the biggest blood traitor family there is."
Bill Weasley to Harry Potter in 1998[src]
Theburrow

The Burrow.

The Weasleys, unlike many other pure-blood families, willingly associate with Muggles, Muggle-borns, and half-bloods and do not consider themselves superior to others because of their blood status. Thus, elitist pure-blood families such as the Malfoys and the Blacks consider them "blood traitors" and treat them with disdain; Cedrella Black was even disowned by her family for marrying Septimus Weasley[2]. Despite being "one of the biggest blood traitor" families, they seemed rather proud of it. The Weasleys' views led to their support to the Order of the Phoenix and Dumbledore's Army during the Second Wizarding War. During the height of the latter conflict, the Weasleys were placed under surveillance by the Voldemort-controlled Ministry of Magic because they had been in close contact with Harry, and eventually had to go into hiding. The Weasleys took part in the Battle of Hogwarts. During the battle Fred was killed, deeply upsetting the rest of the family[5] and his death was enough to make his mother commit murder to save her daughter from the same fate.

The Weasleys tended to have large numbers of children; an unusual trait for Wizarding families, according to Draco Malfoy[3]. The most recent generations of Weasleys have been considered poor by wizarding standards[6]; their vault at Gringotts Wizarding Bank only contained a small pile of Sickles and a single Galleon as of 1992[7].

Weasley Family at Egypt

The Daily Prophet showing the Weasleys in Egypt in 1993.

This likely changed with the great commercial success of Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes and the successful careers of various family members. By the twenty-first century, many Weasleys and their relatives worked for the Ministry of Magic, including Arthur, Percy, Ron, and his brother-in-law Harry as Aurors, and Hermione Weasley née Granger high up in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement[8].

For several generations, only boys were born into the family, until the birth of Ginevra Molly "Ginny" Weasley.[9] This trend ended with the grandchildren of Arthur and Molly, who include more girls than boys.

Family membersEdit

Molly and Arthur Weasley's familyEdit

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The twins, Ron, and Ginny in 1995.

Arthur Weasley, one of three sons of Septimus Weasley and Cedrella Black[10], met Molly Prewett while they attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 1960s. They married soon after finishing school and went on to have seven children, whom they loved but did not spoil. All of those who were of age, except Percy, eventually became members of the reinstated Order of the Phoenix.

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Hermione Weasley née Granger

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Angelina Weasley née Johnson

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Fleur Weasley née Delacour

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Harry Potter

Other WeasleysEdit

Weasley relativesEdit

Sirius: "He's not your son!"
Molly: "He's as good as."
Sirius Black and Molly Weasley on Harry Potter.[src]

Family treeEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black family tree
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Septimus Weasley
 
Cedrella Black
 
Prewett family
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unnamed:
two sons
 
Arthur Weasley
 
Molly Prewett
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Potter family tree
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
William Weasley
 
Fleur Delacour
 
Charles Weasley
 
Percy Weasley
 
Audrey
 
Fred Weasley †
 
George Weasley
 
Angelina Johnson
 
Ronald Weasley
 
Hermione Granger
 
Ginevra Weasley
 
Harry Potter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Victoire Weasley
 
Dominique Weasley
 
Louis Weasley
 
Molly Weasley
 
Lucy Weasley
 
Fred Weasley
 
Roxanne Weasley
 
Rose Weasley
 
Hugo Weasley
 
James Potter
 
Albus Potter
 
Lily Potter


EtymologyEdit

Author's commentsEdit

Weasleys

Ron, Ginny, and Fred and George Weasley.

  • J. K. Rowling has said that unlike with many other characters, Ron Weasley's name always remained the same in various drafts of the series. She has remarked that the surname Weasley is derived from the weasel, which is also Arthur Weasley's Patronus. About the family's name and characteristic red hair, she commented:
"In Britain and Ireland the weasel has a bad reputation as an unfortunate, even malevolent, animal. However, since childhood I have had a great fondness for the family mustelidae; not so much malignant as maligned, in my opinion. There are also many superstitions associated with redheaded people and most state that they are in some way unlucky (Judas Escariot was supposedly red-haired), but this is nonsense; I happen to like red hair as well as weasels."[11]
Weasley's-Mark

The mark of Fred and George Weasley.

Behind the scenesEdit

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The Weasley wax seal (emblem) used in their mails or Howler.

  • The only sons of Arthur Weasley and Molly Weasley that do not have any known children are Fred Weasley and Charles Weasley, the former because of his death and the latter because he is much more interested in studying dragons.
  • The Weasleys own a tractor.
  • Harry Potter has saved several lives of members of the Weasley family, something Arthur and Molly gratefully pointed out, and believed it was lucky that Ron chose to sit in the same cabin on their first day at the Hogwarts Express.
  • Along with the Muggle Granger family, the Weasleys are also related to the Muggle Evans family and the Muggle Dursley family. They are related to the Evans and Dursleys through Harry Potter, who married Ginny.
  • The only children who may call the Weasleys their "maternal family" are the children of Ginny: James Sirius, Albus Severus, and Lily Luna Potter.
  • It is possible that Victoire Weasley, Bill and Fleur's daughter, might marry Teddy Lupin, making the Weasleys related to the Lupin family in two ways: from the marriage of Victoire and from sharing distant ancestry through the Black family.
  • J.K. Rowling said in an interview that Molly Weasley educated her children in the basics (reading, maths, spelling, grammar, etc.) before they went to Hogwarts.[13]
  • If the young man seen beside Tonks in the wedding scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is in fact Charlie, that would mean that this is the second film (along with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) in which all nine Weasleys appear.
  • The oldest child, Bill has his father's first name, Arthur, as his middle name and the youngest child, Ginny, has her mother's first name, Molly, as her middle name.
  • Orange hair was considered a sign of witchcraft in medieval times.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Ron and Hermione's children are half-bloods; Bill and Fleur's children are one-eighth Veela, and the most outspoken pure-blood family in Britain in favour of muggle-born rights. Harry and Ginny's children are half-bloods as well.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Black family tree
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  4. Pottermore
  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  7. Chamber of Secrets, Ch. 4
  8. J.K. Rowling's U.S. Book Tour
  9. Some Random Facts About the Weasley Family J.K. Rowling's Website
  10. Although it has never been confirmed that Septimus and Cedrella are Arthur's parents, this can be inferred based on Sirius Black's statement in Ch. 6 of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix that Arthur was "something like [his] second cousin once removed." The Black family tree establishes Cedrella as a first cousin once removed of both Orion and Walburga Black, Sirius's parents. Thus, any children she had would be their second cousins, and second cousins once removed of their sons Sirius and Regulus. Also, almost all of Sirius's relatives can be seen on the Black family tree because both his parents were born into the House of Black, making it unlikely that he could be related to Arthur in a way not shown. See also this talk page and an HPL essay for more information.
  11. "Extra Stuff: The Weasley Family" at J.K. Rowling's Official Site
  12. http://www.homeofthenutty.com/harrypotter/screencaps/displayimage.php?album=29&pid=159102#top_display_media
  13. http://www.beyondhogwarts.com/story.20040304.html

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