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"The Dark Lord will rise again, Crouch! Throw us into Azkaban; we will wait! He will rise again and will come for us, he will reward us beyond any of his other supporters! We alone were faithful! We alone tried to find him!"
Bellatrix Lestrange declaring her family's loyalty[src]

Lestrange is the surname of an ancient pure-blood wizarding family, originally from France but also with branches in Great Britain, and one of the Sacred Twenty-Eight. They are related to the Black, Malfoy, Tonks, Lupin, and Rosier families.[3] Bellatrix Black married into the family only because it was expected of her to make a respectable pure-blood marriage.

The Lestranges are a very old and wealthy family with a vault at Gringotts Wizarding Bank full of treasure.[4] Like the House of Black many Lestranges practise the Dark Arts and believe in the notion of pure-blood supremacy, they disdain Muggles, Muggle-borns, blood traitors, and in some cases half-bloods. Similar to the Gaunts, they are willing to intermarry with cousins to maintain their purity.

The Lestranges' family crest is the raven, with their massive family vault being located in Paris, in the Cimetière du Père-Lachaise.[5]

History

The Lestrange family, being named in the Pure-Blood Directory as one of the "Sacred Twenty-Eight" Pure-blood families, dates back centuries in the British wizarding community.[6]

The family has produced a Minister for Magic during the 1800s: Radolphus Lestrange took a reactionary position, and attempted to shut down the Department of Mysteries, but was ignored by the Unspeakables and the rest of the Ministry. He resigned after six years in office due to ill health, which was rumoured to be an inability to cope with stress of the office.[7]

During her time at Hogwarts around the 1910s, Leta Lestrange developed a close relationship with fellow student and magical beast enthusiast Newton Scamander. After one of Leta's experiments went wrong and endangered the life of a student, Newt Scamander took the blame and was expelled in her place.[8] She would later cross paths with Newt again.[9]
B4C30M1 Wizengamot trial Pensieve memory

Three members of the Lestrange family on trial in front of the Council of Magical Law

During the First and Second Wizarding Wars, the Lestranges supported Lord Voldemort and at least a few members of the family were Death Eaters. Voldemort named Bellatrix, Rodolphus, and Rabastan Lestrange among his most loyal followers, as they were the only Death Eaters who tried to find him after his defeat in 1981 and spent fourteen years in Azkaban because of their loyalty.[10] Bellatrix, in particular, described herself as "the Dark Lord's most loyal servant".[11] Bellatrix also had a "secret" relationship with Lord Voldemort and gave birth to a child with him before the Battle of Hogwarts. Bellatrix and Voldemort’s daughter was later named Delphini. As Bellatrix and Voldemort both died in the Battle of Hogwarts, Delphini grew up as an orphan.

Family members

Lestrange family tree

Lestrange family tree

"The family has, however, eschewed the somewhat dangerous practise of inter-marrying within such a small pool of pure-bloods that they become enfeebled or unstable, unlike a small minority of fanatic families such as the Gaunts and Lestranges, and many a half-blood appears on the Malfoy family tree."
—Description of the Malfoy family[src]

Blood relatives

Wizard(s) Notes
Ermessende Lestrange A family member who lived from 1679 to 1685.
Euphraïlde Lestrange A family member who lived from 1692 to 1755.
Félicule Lestrange A family member who lived from 1712 to 1766.
Fortunade Lestrange A family member who lived from 1721 to 1779.
Gaidic Lestrange A family member who lived from 1754 to 1799.
Radolphus Lestrange Minister for Magic from 1835 to 1841.
F. Lestrange A family member who lived in the mid-19th century.
R. Lestrange A family member who lived in the late mid-19th century.
Cyrille Lestrange (I) Brother of Corvus Lestrange (I), husband of Darenne Lestrange and father of Cyrille Lestrange (II) and Fulcran Lestrange (I).
Corvus Lestrange (I) A family member who lived from 1729 to 1768.[12] Husband of Heloise Lestrange and father of Corvus Lestrange (II) and Falco Lestrange.
Corvus Lestrange (II) Son of Corvus and Heloise Lestrange, and father of Manon, Josette and Corvus Lestrange (III).
Falco Lestrange Son of Corvus and Heloise Lestrange, brother of Corvus Lestrange (II), husband of Salomé Lestrange and father of Eglantine Lestrange and Leonie Lestrange.
Cyrille Lestrange (II) Son of Cyrille Lestrange (I), husband of Balbine Lestrange (I) and father of Cyrille Lestrange (III).
Fulcran Lestrange (I) Son of Cyrille Lestrange (I), husband of Pucine Lestrange (I) and father of Fulcran Lestrange (II).
Fulcran Lestrange (II) Son of Fulcan Lestrange (I), husband of Sotére Lestrange and father of Balbine Lestrange (II), Pucine Lestrange (II) and Fulcran Lestrange (III)
Manon Lestrange Daughter of Corvus and Minette Lestrange and sister of Josette Lestrange and Corvus Lestrange (III).
Josette Lestrange Daughter of Corvus and Minette Lestrange, sister of Manon Lestrange and Corvus Lestrange (III), wife of Reynard Gage and mother of Louis Gage and Mathis Gage.
Corvus Lestrange (III) Son of Corvus and Minette Lestrange and brother of Manon Lestrange and Josette Lestrange.
Eglantine Lestrange Daughter of Falco Lestrange and Salomé Lestrange, sister of Leonie Lestrange, wife and cousin of Corvus Lestrange (III) and mother of Corvus Lestrange (IV).
Nozéa Lestrange Daughter of Quintilla Lestrange and Fulcran Lestrange.
Leonie Lestrange Daughter of Falco Lestrange, sister of Eglantine Lestrange, wife of Bernard Tremblay, mother of Clarisse Tremblay and Falco Tremblay
Corvus Lestrange (IV) Son of Corvus Lestrange (III) and Eglantine Lestrange, father of Leta Lestrange and biological father of Corvus Lestrange
Cyrille Lestrange (III) Son of Cyrille Lestrange (II), husband of Luminosa Trouche and father of Cyrille (IV) and Floxel Lestrange.
Cyrille Lestrange (IV) Son of Cyrille Lestrange (III), brother of Floxel Lestrange.
Floxel Lestrange Son of Cyrille Lestrange (III), brother of Cyrille Lestrange (IV), husband of Jodelle Volant and father of Quintilla Lestrange.
Fulcran Lestrange (III) Son of Fulcran Lestrange (II) and Sotére Petit, brother of Balbine and Pucine Lestrange, husband of Quintilla Lestrange and father of Nozéa Lestrange.
Balbine Lestrange Daughter of Fulcran Lestrange (II) and Sotére Petit, sister of Fulcran Lestrange (III) and Pucine Lestrange.
Pucine Lestrange Daughter of Fulcran Lestrange (II) and Sotére Petit, sister of Fulcran Lestrange (III) and Balbine Lestrange.
Quintilla Lestrange Daughter of Floxel Lestrange and Jodelle Volant. Wife of Fulcran Lestrange (III) and mother of Nozéa Lestrange.
Leta Lestrange Aspiring magizoologist with a "close relationship" with Newton Scamander; daughter of Corvus and Laurena Lestrange, and half-sister of Corvus Lestrange.
Corvus Lestrange Son of Corvus and Clarisse Lestrange, and half-brother of Leta Lestrange.
Lestrange A classmate of Tom Riddle and one of his earliest Death Eaters; possibly father of Rodolphus and Rabastan.
Rodolphus Lestrange A Death Eater; brother of Rabastan and the husband of Bellatrix.
Rabastan Lestrange A Death Eater; brother of Rodolphus and the brother-in-law of Bellatrix.

Relatives by marriage

Wizard(s) Notes
Céléase Lestrange (née Volant) A family member who lived from 1611 to 1635.
Nozéa Lestrange (née Trouche) A family member who lived from 1754 to 1799.
Heloise Lestrange (née Beaufort) Wife of Corvus Lestrange (I) and mother of Corvus Lestrange (II).
Darenne Lestrange (née Moreau) Wife of Cyrille Lestrange (I) and mother of Cyrille Lestrange (II) and Fulcran Lestrange (I)
Salomé Lestrange (née Volant) Wife of Falco Lestrange and mother of Eglantine Lestrange and Leonie Tremblay
Minette Lestrange (née Rosier) Wife of Corvus Lestrange (II) and mother of Manon, Josette and Corvus Lestrange (III).
Balbine Lestrange (I) (née Leroy) Wife of Cyrille Lestrange (II) and mother of Cyrille Lestrange (III).
Pucine Lestrange (I) (née Leroy) Wife of Fulcran Lestrange (I) and mother of Fulcran Lestrange (II).
Luminosa Lestrange (née Trouche) Wife of Cyrille Lestrange (III) and mother of Cyrille Lestrange (IV) and Floxel Lestrange.
Sotére Lestrange (née Petit) Wife of Fulcran Lestrange (II) and mother of Balbine Lestrange (II), Pucine Lestrange (II) and Fulcran Lestrange (III).
Jodelle Lestrange (née Volant) Wife of Floxel Lestrange and mother of Quintilla Lestrange.
Laurena Lestrange (formerly Kama) Kidnapped wife of Mustafa Kama and first wife of Corvus Lestrange (IV) and mother of Leta Lestrange.
Clarisse Lestrange (née Tremblay) Daughter of Leonie Lestrange and Bernard Tremblay, the sister of Falco Tremblay, the cousin and second wife of Corvus Lestrange (IV), mother of Corvus Lestrange (V) and step-mother of Leta Lestrange.
Bellatrix Lestrange (née Black) A fanatically loyal Death Eater killed by Molly Weasley during the Battle of Hogwarts; wife of Rodolphus.
Sebastien Perrot Husband of Manon Lestrange. Father of Odile, Laurelle and Huguette Perrot.
Reynard Gage Husband of Josette Lestrange. Father of Louis and Mathis Gage.
Bernard Tremblay Husband of Leonie Lestrange. Father of Clarisse and Falco Tremblay.

Distant relatives

Wizard(s) Notes
Louis Gage Son of Josette Gage and Reynard Gage and brother of Mathis Gage.
Mathis Gage Son of Josette Gage and Reynard Gage and brother of Louis Gage.
Odile Perrot Daughter of Manon Perrot and Sebastien Perrot and the sister of Huguette Perrot and Laurelle Perrot.
Huguette Perrot Daughter of Manon Perrot and Sebastien Perrot and the sister of Odile Perrot and Laurelle Perrot.
Laurelle Perrot Daughter of Manon Perrot and Sebastien Perrot and the sister of Odile Perrot and Huguette Perrot.
Falco Tremblay Son of Leonie Lestrange and Bernard Tremblay. Brother of Clarisse Tremblay.

Family tree

Radolphus' Bloodline

 
 
 
Lestrange family
 
 
 
 
 
House of Black
 
Rosier family
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Radolphus Lestrange
(fl. 18351841)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F. Lestrange
 
 
R. Lestrange
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lestrange
(b. 1926)
 
 
 
 
 
Cygnus Black III
(19381992)
 
Druella Black
(née Rosier)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rabastan Lestrange
 
Rodolphus Lestrange
 
Bellatrix Lestrange
(née Black)

(19511998)
 
Andromeda Tonks
(née Black)

(b. 1950s)
 
Narcissa Malfoy
(née Black)

(b. 1955)
 
 

Corvus' Bloodline

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lestrange family
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cyrille Lestrange I
 
Corvus Lestrange I
 
Heloise Lestrange
(née Beaufort)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(see Cyrille's
bloodline
)
 
Corvus Lestrange II
 
Minette Lestrange
(née Rosier)
 
 
 
Falco Lestrange
 
Salomé Lestrange
(née Volant)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sebastien Perrot
 
Manon Perrot
(née Lestrange)
 
Reynard Gage
 
Josette Gage
(née Lestrange)
 
Corvus Lestrange III
 
Eglantine Lestrange
 
Leonie Tremblay
(née Lestrange)
 
Bernard Tremblay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Odile Perrot
 
Huguette Perrot
 
Laurelle Perrot
 
 
 
 
Laurena Lestrange
(née Kama)
 
Corvus Lestrange IV
(fl. 18961901)
 
Clarisse Lestrange
(née Tremblay)
 
Falco Tremblay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Louis Gage
 
Mathis Gage
 
Leta Lestrange
(c. 18971927)
 
Corvus Lestrange V
(c. 19011901)
 
 

Cyrille's Bloodline

 
 
Lestrange family
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corvus Lestrange I
 
Cyrille Lestrange I
 
Darenne Lestrange
(née Moreau)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(see Corvus'
bloodline
)
 
Cyrille Lestrange II
 
Balbine Lestrange I
(née Leroy)
 
 
 
 
 
Fulcran Lestrange I
 
Pucine Lestrange I
(née Leroy)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cyrille Lestrange III
 
Luminosa Lestrange
(née Trouche)
 
 
 
 
 
Fulcran Lestrange II
 
Sotére Lestrange
(née Petit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cyrille Lestrange IV
 
Floxel Lestrange
 
Jodelle Lestrange
(née Volant)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balbine Lestrange II
 
Pucine Lestrange II
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quintilla Lestrange
 
 
 
Fulcran Lestrange III
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nozéa Lestrange
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Etymology

The name 'Lestrange' echoes the French phrase l'étrange, literally "the strange one", referring to Bellatrix's mental disturbance. In Old French, estrange means "foreigner"[13]. The surname may allude to English journalist Roger L'Estrange, who was known for opposing religious toleration and for being involved in plots against the government of William and Mary, similar to the Lestranges' intolerance about blood purity and involvement in the Death Eaters organisation.

Behind the scenes

  • Although it is pronounced le-STRANGE in the films, the Scholastic Official Website states that it is pronounced la-STRAWNGE.[14]
  • In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Albus Dumbledore refered to Corvus Lestrange V as the last male member of the Lestrange family, though it is possible that he meant the French branch.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. "The Lestrange Family Tree" from MinaLima Design (prop featured in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald)
  2. Rodolphus and Rabastan were the only known surviving members by blood of the family in 1998. Rodolphus never had any children from his wife Bellatrix, and is either dead or imprisoned in Azkaban, and Rabastan does not seem to have been married or ever had children as well. However, a second branch of the family through Corvus Lestrange is now known, meaning it's likely the family name continued to be carried by his descendants instead.
  3. Black family tree
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 26 (Gringotts)
  5. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay, Scene 91
  6. Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Pure-Blood" at Pottermore
  7. Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Ministers for Magic" at Pottermore
  8. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
  9. Bustle - "Who is Leda Lestrange? 'Fantastic Beasts' Is Only The Start For The New Character, Says Director David Yates" According to director David Yates, we will learn more about Leta Lestrange, and Newt's relationship with her, in future movies in the franchise. 18 November 2016.
  10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  11. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  12. The Archive of Magic: The Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  13. Behind the Name: French Surnames
  14. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Pronunciation Guide
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