40 Creepy Facts About The Black / Lestrange Family From Harry Potter
The Black Family is Ancient
The families in the Harry Potter stories all come with some level of history. In the case of the Blacks, there are few families older. They can trace their lineage all the way back to the Middle Ages. That’s at least partially a function of their pure blood and speaks to why they place such an emphasis on it today.
Ironically, the man many of them chose to follow, Voldemort, doesn’t have the same proud history, at least on one side of his family. Pure blood doesn’t necessarily make you powerful. For many wizards, it’s a source of completely unearned pride.