Yaxley was the surname of a pure-blood wizarding family, and one of the Sacred Twenty-Eight. They were related to the Black family, and more distantly to the Crouch, Weasley, and Longbottom families.[4]

Family members

Wizard(s) Notes
Yaxley Wizard living in 1920s
Lysandra Black née Yaxley Wife of Arcturus Black II, mother of Cedrella Weasley née Black, Callidora Longbottom née Black and Charis Crouch née Black
Corban Yaxley Death Eater,[1] and former head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement when Lord Voldemort was in control of the Ministry of Magic[2][5]

Etymology

Yaxley is the name of two English villages, one in Cambridgeshire and one in Suffolk.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 27 (The Lightning-Struck Tower)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 1 (The Dark Lord Ascending)
  3. Horace Slughorn claimed that all Blacks have been in Slytherin in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 4 (Horace Slughorn).
  4. Black family tree
  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 13 (The Muggle-Born Registration Commission)
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