Scamander was the surname of a wizarding family. Many of its members worked as magizoologists. They were related by marriage to the Lovegood family and the Goldstein family. The family had ties to the Magical Congress of the United States of America, through Newt Scamander's marriage to American Auror Porpentina Goldstein.

Recent family history

The mother of Newt and Theseus Scamander bred hippogriffs for a living and helped to inspire her son's lifelong interest in magical creatures.

Theseus Scamander worked as an Auror with the British Ministry of Magic, being described as a powerful wizard.[2][3] He participated in the wizarding effort in the First World War, and afterward was considered a war hero. By 1927, he had proposed to Leta Lestrange.[4]

Newton ScamanderO.M. (Second Class), was born in in 1897. He was a famed Magizoologist and author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.[5] Early in life, Scamander developed an interest in magical Creatures, influenced by his mother's breeding of hippogriffs. He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he was Sorted into Hufflepuff House, and was later expelled. Newt would go on to marry Porpentina Goldstein, an American witch, and together they had at least one child, presumably a son.

The Scamander family were "not impressed" by Newt's career in Magizoology.[6]

Rolf Scamander, Newt and Tina's grandson, married Luna Lovegood sometime after the Second Wizarding War. Together they had twin sons, Lorcan and Lysander.

Family members

Wizard(s) Notes
Mrs Scamander Breeder of fancy Hippogriffs; mother of Newton and Theseus
Newton Artemis Fido Scamander Magizoologist author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, who used to work for the Ministry of Magic
Porpentina Esther Scamander (née Goldstein) American witch who worked for the Magical Congress of the United States of America; wife of Newton
Theseus Scamander Auror; brother of Newton
Rolf Scamander magizoologist; grandson of Newton and Porpentina
Luna Scamander (née Lovegood) Former member of Dumbledore's Army and a wizarding naturalist; wife of Rolf and mother of Lorcan and Lysander
Lorcan Twin brother of Lysander and son of Rolf and Luna
Lysander Twin brother of Lorcan and son of Rolf and Luna

Family tree

Scamander family
Goldstein family
Lovegood family
Mr Scamander
Mrs Scamander
Mr Goldstein
Mrs Goldstein
Theseus Scamander
(b. 1888)
Newton Scamander
(b. 1897)
Porpentina Goldstein
(b. 1901)
Queenie Goldstein
(b. 1903)
Pandora Lovegood
(d. 1990)
Xenophilius Lovegood
Rolf Scamander
Luna Lovegood
(b. 1981)
Lorcan Scamander
Lysander Scamander


In Greek mythology, Scamander was a river god who fought for Troy during the Trojan War. He was also considered a personification of the Scamander River, along the lower plains of which the battles of the Trojan War were fought, according to The Iliad. The river is now called Karamenderes and flows through the Turkish province of Çanakkale. It is also the name of a town and a river in Tasmania.


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