Weasley Family
Family heritage
Blood status

Pure-blood, with some non-pureblood members.

Notable family members


Related families



[Hide][Source]:"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, & Arthur Weasley. The Weasleys are related to 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 (except one: brother of Septimus Weasley) [3] 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.[4]

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.


[[[|hide]]]*1 Recent family history

Recent family historyEditEdit

"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]

The Burrow.Added by Cavalier OneThe 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]. 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 were "blood traitors," and eventually had to go into hiding. The Weasleys took part in the Battle of Hogwarts. During the battle Fred Weasley was killed, deeply upsetting the rest of the family. [5]

The Weasleys tended to have large numbers of children; an unusual trait for wizarding families, according to Draco Malfoy[4]. 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]. [2]The Daily Prophet showing the Weasleys in Egypt in 1993.Added by You-Know-WhoThis 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 Weasley, Percy Weasley, Ron Weasley and his brother-in-law Harry Potter 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 Ginny Weasley.[9] This trend ended with the grandchildren of Arthur and Molly, who include more girls than boys.

Family membersEditEdit

Molly and Arthur Weasley's familyEditEdit

The twins, Ron and Ginny in 1995.Added by Slexie4evaArthur 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.

[3]Hermione Weasley née GrangerAdded by RebkosAngelina Weasley née JohnsonAdded by Pol 871===Other WeasleysEdit===

Harry Potter.Added by Patr0nus===Weasley relativesEdit===

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

Family treeEditEdit

Black family tree
Septimus Weasley Cedrella Black Prewett family

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

Author's commentsEditEdit

Ron, Ginny, and Fred and George Weasley.Added by Cavalier One*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]

The mark of Fred and George Weasley.Added by You-Know-Who==Behind the scenesEdit==

[4]The Weasley wax seal (emblem) used in their mails or Howler.Added by You-Know-Who*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.