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Cresswell was the surname of a family that started out Muggle. Around 1961, however, a wizard, Dirk Cresswell, was born into the family.[1] In 1998, Dirk was killed by Snatchers, leaving behind a wife and at least two sons.[2]

Family Members

Behind the scenes

  • In Robert Galbraith's first Cormoran Strike novel The Cuckoo's Calling, the victim's brother, who approaches Strike for his services, is mentioned to have a secretary called Alison Cresswell.

Etymology

Cresswell means "stream where watercress grows," from the Old English caerse, "watercress," and well, "stream" or "spring."[3][4] It is the name of several villages in England (as is the alternate spelling Creswell).

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 4 (Horace Slughorn)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 22 (The Deathly Hallows)
  3. "Creswell" on Ancestry.com
  4. "Cresswell" on the Internet Surname Database
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