Herbology: Marjoribanks was a well-renowned and prominent professional Herbologist, who would have been exceptionally knowledgeable in the study of magical and mundane plants and fungi, and very skilled in the handling and cultivation of them. He collected and studied many rare magical plants and flowers throughout his lifetime, earning him recognition on a bronze Chocolate Frog Card for his superb achievements in this field.
His first name "Beaumont" comes from a French surname meaning "beautiful mountain."
His surname comes from the Scottish Lowlands Clan Marjoribanks, whose name is (according to legend) derived from the area originally called "Marjorie's Banks" in honour of Princess Marjorie Bruce, who owned the territory alongside her husband. The name "Marjorie" is derived in part from the name of the herb marjoram.
Behind the scenes
Despite the fact that it is said Majoribanks discovered Gillyweed, Elladora Ketteridge is said to have discovered its effects about a century earlier. This error would be fixed if the dates were switched, or if Majoribanks was alive before, or at the same time as Ketteridge, as he only discovered the existence of Gillyweed, while Ketteridge discovered its magical effects.
There appear to be inconsistencies in the spelling of this individual's surname: in the video games, it appears to be spelt "Majorbanks". In the real-life Chocolate Frog Cards once released in the United States (which were penned by J. K. Rowling), it is spelt "Marjoribanks".
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