Graves was the surname of a wizarding family. It is unknown whether they were pure-blood or had any Muggle heritage.

Family history

Gondulphus Graves was an American wizard and one of the original twelve Aurors for the Magical Congress of the United States of America. He was not one of the twelve to live to old age. The original twelve Aurors of MACUSA were held in high regard and their descendants were given particular respect.

Percival Graves was an Auror, Director of Magical Security and head of MACUSA's Department of Magical Law Enforcement. He was President Seraphina Picquery's right hand man. In 1926 he was impersonated by the infamous Dark Wizard Gellert Grindlewald. It can be assumed that sometime in his youth Percival attended Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It is unknown which house he was Sorted into.

Merton Graves was born in 1978 and was the cellist for the popular wizarding band The Weird Sisters.

Family members

Wizard(s) Notes
Gondulphus Graves Auror of the Magical Congress of the United States of America
Percival Graves Auror and right-hand man of the President of the MACUSA in the 1920s
Merton Graves Cellist for the popular wizarding band The Weird Sisters


Graves is an English occupational name for a steward, derived from Middle English greyve, itself from Old Norse greifi and Low German greve.[1][2]

It is also a French surname derived from the plural form of Old French grave, "gravel."[3]

also from Greek word for writer/scribe, "grapheus", or "γραφευς" [4] [5]


Notes and references

  1. "Graves" on Behind the Name
  2. "Graves" on Surname Database
  3. "Graves" on
  4. "[1]" on Behind the Name
  5. "[2]" on Stack Exhange
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