Tuft was the surname of a wizarding family with pure-blood or half-blood ancestry.[1]

Known members


Tuft may be an English topographical name derived from Middle English tufte, "a cluster of trees or bushes."[3] It is also a Norwegian habitational name taken from the names of various farms, from Old Norse tupt, "site, lot."[3]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 According to Pottermore, Nobby Leach (Minister for Magic between 1962 and 1968) was the first Muggle-born wizard ever to be appointed to the office.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Ministers for Magic" at Wizarding World
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Tuft" on Ancestry.com
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