Sacred Twenty-Eight

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Published in the 1930's, the Pure-Blood Directory in time became the primary resourse detailing the British wizarding families that were "truly pure-blood".

In general parlance the definition of a pureblood is simply that both their parents and each of their grandparents were witches and wizards themselves. This is considered very short sighted compared to the Sacred Twenty-Eight whose pureblood lines date back centuries.

Extant Families

These families are still alive and active in 2020.


Most closely related to the Longbottom family. The Abbotts were one of several notable families to have traditionally lived in Godric's Hollow in the past.

A few members of the family have married muggles or muggle-borns in the last fifty years but have been since ben separated from the main family line.


Known for their long loyalty to the dark lord. The Avery family is highly regarded in 2020.

Noted Members: Avery II - Long time servant of Voldemort, fought in the Battle of Hogwarts


One of the more fanatical families and distantly related to the Blacks, Flints, Crabbes and the Potters.

At least one member of the family has married a half-blood witch in the past fifty years but they only had female children who have since married making the name pure once more.


Related to the Black, Flint and Malfoy families.

They are most known for co-owning the now famous and highly regarded Dark Arts shop 'Borgin and Burkes' - Now re-established in Diagon Alley.

Noted Members: Caractacus Burke - Co-founder of the original Borgin and Burkes store.


One of the most vicious pureblood families with a long history of association with several powerful dark wizards over the ages.

Noted members: Alecto Carrow - Last muggle studies professor at Hogwarts, Amycus Carrow - Former professor of the Dark Arts at Hogwarts


Traditionally sorted into Hufflepuff house.

Noted Members: Donnovan Fawley - One of the few Slytherin members, now an up and coming professional Quidditch player


Related to the Black, Burke, Gamp and Bulstrode families.


Related by marriage to the Malfoy family and more distantly to the Black and Lestrange families. Some members of the family suffer from a resurfacing blood malediction.

Noted Members: Astoria Malfoy (Greengrass) - Late wife of Draco Malfoy and mother to Scorpius Malfoy


Originally from France (whether the family vault is still located), the Lestrange family is an ancient and wealthy pure-blood family.
Related to the Black, Malfoy, Tonks, Lupin and Rosier families. They often arrange marriages for their children and have been pureblood supremist for as long as can be remembered.

Their family crest is a raven.

Noted Members: Leta Lestrange - Magical Law Enforcement employee; murdered by Gellert Grindelwald in 1927, Bellatrix Lestrange (formerly Black) - Devoutly feared follower of Voldemort; murdered in 1998 by Molly Weasley, Rodolphus Lestrange - Current Divination Professor at Hogwarts; fought in the Battle of Hogwarts where he lost his wife.


Distantly related to the Black and Prewett families. By 2020 they claim to be comprised of ten consecutive generations of pure-bloods.


Currently the wealthiest of the pureblood wizarding families in England, the Malfoy name dates back to the Norman Conquest of England led by William the Conqueror.
They are related to the Black, Lestrange, Greengrass, Rosier, Tonks and Lupin families.

Technically the family line does contain half-blood members but the family has been able to retain their status on this list.

Noted Members: Lucius Abraxas Malfoy - Second-in-Command of the Death Eaters during the First Wizarding War and former advisor to the Ministry, Draco Malfoy - Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, Scorpius Malfoy - Famed student at Hogwarts


Closely acquainted wit the Malfoy family.

Noted Members: Cantankerus Nott - Suspected author of the Pure-Blood Directory


One of the lesser known members of the Sacred Twenty-Eight.

Noted Members: Perseus Parkinson - Minister of Magic from 1726 to 1733 and one of the first to suggest a law against marrying muggles


Related to the Black, Lestrange and Malfoy families.

Noted Members: Vinda Rosier - One of Gellert Grindelwald's most loyal acolytes


One of the lesser known members of the Sacred Twenty-Eight.

Noted Members: Damocles Rowle - Minister of Magic from 1718 to 1726 and te man responsible for Azkaban being turned into a wizarding prison


One of the lesser known members of the Sacred Twenty-Eight.


Known for opposing their position in this list from the moment the directory was released.
Some call them blood traitors because of this.

Noted Members: Kingsley Shacklebolt - Ministry Auror who fought against Voldemort himself during the Battle of Hogwarts; killed shortly afterwards


One of the lesser known members of the Sacred Twenty-Eight.


Notably wealth. While pure of blood the Slughorn family has never been overly prejudiced agains Muggleborns or Half-Blood wizards.

Noted Members: Horace Slugorn - Noted Potionmaster who fought against Voldemort himself during the Battle of Hogwarts; died shortly afterwards


One of the lesser known members of the Sacred Twenty-Eight.

Noted Members: Torquil Travers - Head of Department of Magical Law Enforcement in 1927


Related to the Black, Crouch, Weasley and Longbottom families.

Noted Members: Corban Yaxley - Former head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement

Extinct Families

These families no longer exist as of 2020 with everyone from their line either having died or married into other families (in the case of women).


The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black was one of the largest, oldest and wealthiest pureblooded wizarding families in Britain, being distantly related to a great many pureblood families. Like the Malfoy and Lestrange families, the House of Black was renowned for its wealth and status.

The fate of the family is considered a prime example for why Voldemort's rise was impossible to stop and why it was futile to resist it since the last two male heirs to the family name each turned against the dark lord and died because of it.

The House of Black came to an end in 1996 when Sirius Black was righteously killed by his cousin Bellatrix Lestrange.


Once one of the oldest pureblood families in Britain, related to the Black, Longbottom, Weasley and Yaxley families.

Its last two members were Bartemius Crouch Jr. and Bartemius Crouch Snr.
The line died out in 1995 when the former murdered his fater and received the Dementor's Kiss as punishment.


Noted for their ability to speak paseltongue and their tendency to marry their cousins.
Their wealth and power was already dwindling heavily by the time the directory was released, becoming poverty-ridden by 1943.

The family died out in the late twentieth century when Morfin Gaunt, the last of the line, died in Azkaban.


The Prewett family name is no longer in use with the only living members being women who have already married.
This includes Molly Weasley, added yet further shame to the old family name.

Lost Status


The Longbottom family line continues but is no longer all pure-blood.


The Ollivander family line continues but is no longer all pure-blood.


The Weasley family were known for opposing their inclusion in the directory. They finally got their wish when the family was officially removed from the list in 1998 following the families actions in the Battle of Hogwarts despite several pureblooded males of the line still living. In 2020 the family has a reputation of being 'blood traitors'.