Cantankerus Nott (fl. 1930s) was a wizard and a member of the pure-blood Nott family. He is widely believed to have been the one who penned the Pure-Blood Directory. This book listed the "twenty-eight truly pure-blood families", with "the aim of helping such families maintain the purity of their bloodlines". The book was also published anonymously in Britain in the early 1930s.
- "Cantankerous" is a word meaning ill-tempered, surly, argumentative, and uncooperative.
Behind the scenes
- He is most likely related to Theodore Nott as well as his father. It is also possible that he the same person as Theodore's father.
- Some of the families presented in his directory aren't as pure-blooded as he claimed such as the Ollivander family. Also many pure-blooded families such as the Potters were not listed, in fact many pure-blood supremacists were angered by their lack of inclusion. Due to this Cantankerus Nott seems to have been a highly biassed individual.
- Pottermore (Mentioned only)