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The Malfoy Family

"Slimy gits."
      -- Ron Weasley
Abraxas Malfoy, by Makani copyright 2005The Malfoy family is an old and aristocratic wizarding family. They live in Malfoy Manor, a large, ornate house which has been in the family for generations. The Malfoys are extremely wealthy. All of the Malfoys have always been in the Slytherin house at Hogwarts.

Name meaning: JKR has stated that the name is purely made up, but she acknowledged that "mal foi" is French for "bad faith" (RAH).
Early drafts:
Draco's last name was originally 'Spinks' (HPM) and 'Spungen' (JKR's "Very early draft of Philosophers Stone" revealed 09 Mar, 2006). 'Spungen' almost certainly refers to Nancy Spungen, the girlfriend of punk guitarist Sid Vicious.

"Slippery" is a good description of the Malfoy family. They fancy themselves leaders and can usually get away with it due to their money, influence and brazenness, but ultimately, self-preservation always seems to trump loyalties or idealogy.

Members of the Malfoy family, alphabetically by first name

Abraxas Malfoy

Draco's grandfather who died of dragon pox (HBP9).

Astoria (Greengrass) Malfoy (May also be spelled Asteria)

Wife of Draco Malfoy, and mother of Scorpius Malfoy (YL). (More...)

Draco Malfoy (b. June 5, 1980)

Lucius' and Narcissa's only child. (More...)

Lucius  Malfoy (b. circa 1954)

A Death Eater once incarcerated in Azkaban. Husband to Narcissa and father to Draco. (More...)

Narcissa (Black) Malfoy (b. 1955)

Lucius' wife and Draco's mother; blonde, blue eyes, with a look on her face as if there were something smelly under her nose (GF8). (More...)

Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy

The only child of Draco and Astoria Malfoy (YL).

See also: JKR quotes about the Malfoy family (Accio Quote!)

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