Skip Nav
Elf Quotes Quiz
Pop Quiz
Only People Obsessed With Quoting Elf Will Ace This Quiz
The Voice Coaches Sing Mashup on The Tonight Show Video
The Voice
The Voice Coaches Sang an A Capella Mashup of Their Greatest Hits, and It's Pretty Brilliant
"Baby, Just Go Outside" Viral Video
Christmas Music
This Cover of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" Is Going Viral For All the Wrong Reasons
How Did Dolly Parton Get Involved in Netflix's Dumplin'?
Netflix
How Dolly Parton Became the Unofficial Fairy Godmother of Netflix's Dumplin'
Netflix
FYI, Netflix Knows You Watched The Kissing Booth Like, 200 Times This Year

Lestrange Family Tree From Harry Potter

Here's a Breakdown of the ENTIRE Lestrange Family, Because It's Very Confusing

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD, Zoe Kravitz, 2018. / 2018 Warner Bros. Ent.  All Rights Reserved.Wizarding WorldTM Publishing Rights  J.K. Rowling WIZARDING WORLD and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and  Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. /Courtesy Everett Collection

In the original Harry Potter series, the name Lestrange is synonymous with unwavering loyalty to Voldemort. The poster child of the family is, unanimously, Bellatrix Lestrange, who Helena Bonham Carter brings to life in a delightfully evil performance. (Though, as we'll point out, she herself isn't a Lestrange by blood.) The family becomes important once more in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald after we learn about Newt's dear friend Leta Lestrange and her connection with Credence Barebone.

Between five Corvus's and varying levels of involvement in the two Wizarding Wars, the Lestrange family definitely gets knotty. Even Yusuf Kama had to draw it all out while investigating Credence's relationship to the pure-blood family. If you're confused about who's who, keep reading as we break down the twisty Lestrange family tree!

Radolphus Lestrange

The Lestrange family, as we know it, goes back to Radolphus Lestrange, who, according to Pottermore, served as the Minister For Magic from 1835 to 1841. He tried to shut down the Department of Mysteries during his brief run as Minister. Radolphus eventually stepped down because of bad health, though it was speculated that he couldn't handle the stress of the office.

ADVERTISEMENT

Corvus Lestrange

Corvus Lestrange was a member of the Lestrange family who married a woman named Heloise Beaufort, yielding at least one son: Corvus Lestrange II. (Brace yourself for the line of Corvus's!)

Corvus Lestrange II

Corvus Lestrange II was the son of the Corvus Lestrange Sr. He married Minette Rosier, and they had three children: M., Josette, and Corvus Lestrange (III).

Corvus Lestrange III

He married his first cousin Eglantine Lestrange. You can guess what he named his son.

Corvus Lestrange IV

Here's where the twisted exposition in The Crimes of Grindelwald kicks off. Corvus IV is a seedy guy through and through, using the Imperius Curse to get Laurena Kama to leave Yusuf's father and marry him. Laurena dies after giving birth to her daughter Leta Lestrange, or Yusuf's half-sister. Corvus IV later marries Clarisse Tremblay. Their union leads to the birth of Corvus Lestrange V.

Leta Lestrange

Sorted into Slytherin, Leta attends Hogwarts with Newt, quickly becoming close friends with him. Before Grindelwald kills her, she had been engaged to marry Newt's brother Theseus. More on Leta below and her connection to her younger half-brother.

Corvus Lestrange V

While boarding a ship to America with her baby brother, Leta switches his crib with another infant since Corvus had been fussing. The lifeboat that her real brother is on ends up turning over, leaving Corvus to drown to his death. The other baby gets adopted by Mary Lou Barebone in America. Leta later reveals this to Yusuf, saying Credence Barebone couldn't possibly be her brother because she had killed Corvus. (Credence is, for now, a secret Dumbledore.)

Lestrange

In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Tom Riddle has a close Hogwarts friend named Lestrange (no first name that we know of), who's most likely a direct descendent of Radolphus and related to Leta as a distant relative. He later becomes one of the first Death Eaters. He's possibly Rabastan and Rodolphus Lestrange's father.

Rabastan Lestrange

Rabastan and his brother Rodolphus are two of Voldemort's most trusted followers. After Voldemort's fall, he, his brother, Bellatrix, and Barty Crouch Jr. torture the Longbottoms. The Lestranges end up in Azkaban, but eventually escape to serve the Dark Lord once more.

Rodolphus and Bellatrix Lestrange

Zoë Kravitz once told The Independent that she plays Bellatrix Lestrange's great-great aunt. Bellatrix isn't a Lestrange by blood (that we know of), but when you think of the name Lestrange, you're probably thinking of her. She marries Rodolphus Lestrange, and they both loyally devote themselves to Voldemort. In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, we learn that Bellatrix has a secret baby with the Dark Lord named Delphini, who was conceived towards the end of the Second Wizarding War. In 2020, Rodolphus escapes from Azkaban and lets Delphini know about her lineage.

Image Source: Warner Bros.
From Our Partners
Most Popular Netflix Original Movies 2018
How Did Dolly Parton Get Involved in Netflix's Dumplin'?
Dumplin' Movie Reactions
Sandra Bullock in Dolly Parton & Jennifer Aniston Interview
Mary Queen of Scots Hair and Makeup Interview
Avengers 4: Endgame Trailer
Where to Watch Hallmark Christmas Movies in the UK
A Christmas Prince The Royal Wedding Funny Tweets and Memes
The Best Christmas Movies of All Time Ranking
Where Is the Elder Wand in Fantastic Beasts 2?
How Does Nagini End Up on Voldemort's Side?
Is Ariana Dumbledore an Obscurial Fan Theory
Latest Entertainment
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds