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The Entire Weasley Family Tree From Harry Potter Explained

The Weasleys have become well known in popular culture thanks to their prominence in the "Harry Potter" franchise, but there's a lot that casual movie-goers don't know about this clan of pure-blood, red-headed wizards. In "Harry Potter" lore, a book called the Pure-Blood Dictionary was published in 1930, intended as a round-up of all the pure-blood wizarding families left in Britain. The Weasleys were named as one of the so-called Sacred Twenty-Eight, though that's not something you'll ever hear them bragging about. In fact, the Weasleys distanced themselves from the book upon its publication and were quick to question its sources: they insisted that they had been mixing with Muggles for years.

From this moment forward, the more fanatical pure-blood families viewed the Weasleys as traitors, something they wore like a badge of honor. "We have a very different idea about what disgraces the name of wizard," Arthur Weasley told Lucius Malfoy after he mocked his family for "associating with Muggles" in the film version of "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets." In the book, he physically fights Malfoy. As "Harry Potter" fans know, Arthur isn't just tolerant of Muggles; he is borderline obsessed with them. His fascination with the non-magic folk meant his kids grew up respecting Muggles, but Arthur wasn't the first Weasley to make a stand against the pure-blood mania taking root in the dark corners of the wizarding world.

Get ready to know your Weasleys, because we're breaking down four generations of the family tree.

Arthur Weasley is related to the Black family

Have you ever wondered why Arthur Weasley is such a Muggle lover? It's likely got something to do with his parents, who were star-crossed lovers from opposing pure-blood families. His father, Septimus Weasley, fell in love with a girl from the Noble and Most Ancient House of Black, as they like to refer to themselves. The Black family is very much at the opposite end of the scale when it comes to accepting half-blood wizards as equals, never mind Muggles: their family motto, "Toujours Pur," means "Always Pure." As such, when young Cedrella Black told her parents (Arcturus Black II and Lysandra Black, who were apparently as mean as they sound) that she had fallen for a Weasley boy, the reaction was harsh.

Not only did Arcturus and Lysandra object to the union, but they also threatened to disown Cedrella should she go through with it, which is exactly what happened. She became Cedrella Weasley, and her face was scorched from the Black family tapestry (the same would happen to Sirius Black when he ran away from home aged 16). Septimus and Cedrella went on to have three boys, one of whom they named Arthur. While J.K. Rowling never wrote about them, fans were able to work out who Arthur's parents were from a statement Sirius made in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." He said Arthur was like his "second cousin once removed," which checked out with the tapestry.

Arthur Weasley met Molly at Hogwarts

Just like all their kids would be, Arthur and Molly Weasley (née Prewett) were both sorted into Gryffindor House. It was the early 1960s when they began attending Hogwarts, but things weren't that different. Students snuck out after dark (Molly once revealed that she received a telling off when she returned to the girls' common room at four in the morning after a late night stroll with Arthur), and Gryffindors fought with Slytherins. Away from Hogwarts, anti-Muggle sentiment was swirling, and Arthur and Molly had only been out of school for a couple of years when the First Wizarding War began.

Molly would later reveal that a lot of couples got married when the war broke out. "It's all this uncertainty with You-Know-Who coming back, people think they might be dead tomorrow, so they're rushing all sorts of decisions they'd normally take time over," she revealed in chapter five of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," adding: "It was the same last time he was powerful, people eloping left, right, and center." She went on to clarify that she and Arthur "were made for each other" and would have married anyway. They tied the knot at the onset of the war and had seven children over the course of the conflict, which began in 1970 and officially ended in 1981. Molly's brothers Fabian and Gideon Prewett (both members of the original Order of the Phoenix) were murdered by Death Eaters during the war.

Bill Weasley married Fleur Delacour

William "Bill" Weasley is the eldest of Arthur and Molly Weasley's clan. According to The Harry Potter Lexicon, Bill was born on or around November 29, 1970, in the early days of the First Wizarding War. He began his stint at Hogwarts in 1982 and would become a Prefect as well as Head Boy during his time there, though he was never afraid of breaking the rules. We know from the canonical video game "Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery" that Bill began searching for the legendary Cursed Vaults soon after arriving at Hogwarts, which turned out to be great practice for his future career: he became a Curse Breaker for Gringotts after graduating.

Bill spent some time stationed in Egypt (he took the Weasleys on a tour of the tombs when they came for a holiday) but decided to take a desk job back in Diagon Alley after the Death Eaters attacked the 1994 Quidditch World Cup final. He joined the Order of the Phoenix and was able to help Harry during the Triwizard Tournament, where he met a certain French witch. Bill got closer to Beauxbatons champion Fleur Delacour when she took on a summer job at Gringotts the following year and would propose to the part-Veela (magical beings with golden hair and glowing skin) beauty after just 12 months of dating. They tied the knot on August 1, 1997, though the Ministry of Magic fell the same day and Death Eaters gatecrashed the wedding.

Bill and Fleur's daughter ended up with Teddy Lupin

Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour had three kids after getting married: daughters Victoire and Dominique Weasley, and a son, Louis Weasley. Little is known about the younger two, but we know much more about firstborn Victoire Weasley, who got her name because she was born on the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts (it means "victory" in French). Victoire has the distinction of being the last character introduced in the "Harry Potter" book series, causing quite the stir with her younger cousins during the epilog. As the extended Weasley family descended on Platform 9 3/4, the blonde witch (she takes after her mother) was spotted "snogging" Teddy Lupin, son of Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks.

Part-werewolf, Teddy lost his parents during the Battle of Hogwarts, and Harry Potter would become a father figure to him in the years that followed. He was already seen as part of the family, though marrying Victoire (something the cousins were clearly very keen on) would have made it official. Teddy and Victoire were still an item when the Weasley clan attended the Quidditch World Cup in 2014. "Mr. and Mrs. Bill Weasley might like to know that their beautiful, blonde daughter Victoire seems to be attracted to any dark corner where Master Lupin happens to be lurking," trashy journalist Rita Skeeter wrote in her column. "The good news is both of them seem to have invented a method of breathing through their ears."

Charlie Weasley continued working with dragons

Born in 1972, Charles "Charlie" Weasley is the second of Arthur and Molly Weasley's kids. A British actor named Alex Crockford appeared very briefly as Charlie in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (he's in the family's Egypt photo), but the character was largely absent from the movies. That's because Charlie graduated from Hogwarts the year before Harry Potter arrived. He was a Prefect during his time at school and the captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team to boot (Harry succeeded him as the team's seeker), but where he really excelled was in Care of Magical Creatures class.

Charlie was obsessed with dragons as a child, to the point that he would try to turn the family pets into dragons using paper wings and homemade masks. In his third year, he snuck into the Forbidden Forest hoping to come across a dragon (big brother Bill went with him, fearing for his safety), though he wouldn't get up close and personal with his favorite magical creatures until after graduation: he landed a job at a dragon sanctuary in Romania, the same one that Hagrid's baby Norwegian Ridgeback ended up going to.

He joined the Order of the Phoenix when the Second Wizarding War broke out, but Albus Dumbledore asked him to remain in Romania and be his eyes on the continent. Charlie returned to England to fight in the Battle of Hogwarts, though he went back to Romania to continue his work after Voldemort's defeat.

Percy Weasley named a daughter after his mother

Born in 1976, Percy Weasley is Arthur and Molly Weasley's third eldest son. A busybody who often clashed with his siblings, Percy was a Prefect and later Head Boy at Hogwarts, so it was no surprise when he landed a job at the Ministry of Magic upon graduation, following in his father's footsteps — not that he wanted to be like his dear old dad. Arthur Weasley had long been in the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office, something Percy put down to a lack of ambition. The motivated rookie worked under Minister for Magic Barty Crouch Snr. in the Department of International Magical Co-operation to begin with, and he would later become Junior Assistant to his successor, Cornelius Fudge.

Percy fell out with his family big time when the Second Wizarding War began. Fudge refused to believe that Lord Voldemort was back, and Percy backed him, calling his dad an "idiot" for siding with Dumbledore. He moved out of The Burrow (the Weasley family's quirky country home) and into a London flat, where he was closer to work. Percy even returned his knitted Christmas jumper after his mother mailed it to him. He would ultimately redeem himself in the Battle of Hogwarts, joining the fight against the Death Eaters.

After Voldemort's defeat, Percy continued to work for the Ministry and became Head of the Department of Magical Transportation. He married a woman named Audrey, and they had two daughters, Molly and Lucy Weasley.

Fred and George were born on April Fool's Day

The fourth and fifth additions to Arthur and Molly Weasley's pack, twin brothers Fred and George Weasley came into the world on (when else?) April Fool's Day, 1978. Natural born pranksters, the twins loved to torment their siblings. Fred, who was born moments before George, is actually responsible for Ron Weasley's crippling arachnophobia. "It's not funny," Ron once said. "If you must know, when I was three, Fred turned my – my teddy bear into a great big filthy spider because I broke his toy broomstick." The twins also had the gift of gab, which would come in handy when they left school.

While their older brothers all achieved great things at Hogwarts, Fred and George didn't even graduate. They left after becoming fed up with the draconian rule of the Ministry's meddling mouthpiece Dolores Umbridge, causing havoc as they went (a small part of the swamp they left in one of the corridors was cordoned off and preserved by Professor Flitwick, who couldn't help but be impressed by the magic involved). With some financial help from Harry Potter, they opened their own joke shop in Diagon Alley. Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes became a huge success, but tragedy was just around the corner for the twins.

In perhaps the most heartbreaking moment of the entire series, Fred was killed during an explosion in the Battle of Hogwarts. He died with "the ghost of his last laugh still etched upon his face," Rowling wrote.

George Weasley married fellow Gryffindor Angelina Johnson

George Weasley lost an ear during the Second Wizarding War, but that pain was nothing compared to the loss of his twin brother. The Weasley family was utterly devastated by Fred's death, and so was Harry Potter. He and Ron Weasley wanted to find and kill as many Death Eaters as possible when they learned that Fred was dead, though Hermione Granger reminded them that the ultimate revenge would be to find Voldemort's final Horcruxes and destroy him for good. Anyway, Percy Weasley had that covered — he was fighting alongside Fred when he died, and, after moving his brother's body to the great hall, Percy flew into a rage, running off in pursuit of Death Eater Augustus Rookwood.

No other Weasleys were lost during the remainder of the battle. George would later pay tribute to his fallen twin by naming his son after him. He had two kids with none other than Angelina Johnson, his former teammate on the Gryffindor Quidditch team (Fred and George both played as beaters for their house). Angelina actually attended the Yule Ball — the Christmas party thrown in honor of the Triwizard Tournament champions — as Fred's date in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." She and George would bond over their shared loss, tying the knot and starting a family: son, Fred Weasley II, was followed by a daughter, Roxanne Weasley. George also honored his brother by keeping Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes going.

Ron and Hermione's daughter got her mother's brains

The youngest of Arthur and Molly Weasley's six boys, Ronald "Ron" Weasley had "a lot to live up to" when he boarded the Hogwarts Express for the first time in 1991. His brothers had set the bar time during their time at school, and their shadows loomed large over young Ron. "Everyone expects me to do as well as the others, but if I do, it's no big deal, because they did it first," he said. While he often struggled during his first few years (breaking his wand, a hand-me-down from brother Charlie, didn't help his cause), Ron proved himself more than capable when called upon to do his bit in the fight against Voldemort.

After the Second Wizarding War, the new Minister for Magic Kingsley Shacklebolt made Ron an Auror, the Ministry's top line of magical law enforcement. After a few years, he left to work with George at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes. He and childhood friend Hermione Granger (who would later become Minister for Magic) married and had two children, Rose Granger-Weasley and Hugo Granger-Weasley, born around two years apart. While little is known about Hugo, we know that Rose turned into a brilliant witch. "Thank God you inherited your mother's brains," Ron told her as she left for Hogwarts for the first time in 2017. She wasn't all Hermione, however: Rose followed in her dad's footsteps when she joined the Gryffindor Quidditch team as a chaser.

Ginny Weasley gave up a Quidditch career to start a family

Born in 1981, Ginerva "Ginny" Weasley was the first female Weasley in generations, though she would add another girl to the clan when she had kids herself. Ginny developed a crush on family friend Harry Potter when she was a young girl and in time those feelings would come to be reciprocated. Harry officially became part of the Weasley family when he married Ginny, and the couple had three children: James Sirius Potter, Albus Severus Potter, and Lily Luna Potter, named after Harry's mother and the couple's school friend, Luna Lovegood.

The Weasleys were always a Quidditch family, but they saved the best player for last. Ginny was a chaser and later as a seeker for the Gryffindor team, and she would go pro after leaving Hogwarts, playing for the Holyhead Harpies (an all-female team founded in 1203). She hung up her broomstick when she and Harry decided to start a family, but she remained involved with the sport, landing the role of Quidditch reporter at the Daily Prophet.

When the Weasleys attended the 2014 Quidditch World Cup final in Argentina, Ginny was on the job. She covered the event live alongside Rita Skeeter, who seemed more interested in the presence of Ginny's "publicity-hungry" husband. Skeeter was "taken unaccountably ill with what some are calling a jinx to the solar plexus," said Ginny. By 2020, Ginny was running the Prophet's Quidditch content as the paper's sports editor.

Rose Granger-Weasley and Albus Potter fell out at Hogwarts

As children, Rose Granger-Weasley and Albus Potter were the best of friends. The family assumed that this would remain the case when the cousins began attending Hogwarts together in 2017, but things didn't go to plan. When they boarded the Hogwarts Express, they saw Scorpius Malfoy sitting alone in a compartment. Knowing all about the Malfoys, Rose opted to look for somewhere else to sit, but Albus decided to stay and keep Scorpius company. The two boys struck up a friendship, and when Albus was sorted into Slytherin upon their arrival at the school, things only got worse between the cousins.

Scorpius, however, turned out to be nothing like his father was at school. While Draco Malfoy never had anything nice to say about Hermione Granger, his son was rather fond of Granger's doppelganger daughter. Scorpius mistook a young Hermione for Rose when he and Albus got hold of a Time-Turner and attempted to prevent Cedric Diggory's death at the Triwizard Tournament all those years ago. They were being manipulated by a girl named Delphini, who was posing as a Diggory but was actually the daughter of Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange.

When Scorpius and his dad did their bit to stop Voldemort's secret daughter, Rose began to see that not all Slytherins were bad, and her relationship with Albus began to mend as a result. She still refused to go out with Scorpius, who remained convinced that they would be married one day.