Yaxley is the surname of a pure-blood wizarding family, and one of the Sacred Twenty-Eight. They are related to the Black family, and more distantly to the Crouch, Weasley, and Longbottom families. It is likely that the Yaxley family originated in Scotland as Yaxley speaks with a strong Scottish accent.
- Lysandra Black née Yaxley — wife of Arcturus Black II, mother of Cedrella Weasley née Black, Callidora Longbottom née Black and Charis Crouch née Black
- Yaxley — a Death Eater and head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement when Lord Voldemort was in control of the Ministry of Magic
Yaxley is the name of two English villages, one in Cambridgeshire and one in Suffolk.