Pureblood families see themselves as the backbone of the Wizarding World in the Harry Potter series. Only Ron Weasley of the main trio has a long wizarding family history, but the Weasleys don't put much of any focus on their ancestry. Fanatically devoted pureblood families tend to keep records of where they come from and have sketchy pasts that they seek to hide. Sirius Black was the final member of the Black family, and their family was one of the oldest to exist in the Wizarding World.
While Sirius was ashamed (rightfully so) of the actions of his ancestors, it's worth looking into points of interest related to them as a way to see just how different Sirius was. It's also interesting to see the ties the Blacks have to other pureblood families and the way the Wizarding World is connected.
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The Portrait Of Sirius' Mother Is Deranged Because It Was Painted After Her Husband's And Regulus's Deaths
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Phineas Nigellus Black's Sister Married A Muggle And Was Disowned
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The Family Had The Practice Of Naming Children After Constellations And Reusing The Names For Later GenerationsPhoto: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 / Warner Bros. Pictures
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The Family's Motto Is All About Blood Purity
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Sirius Black Is The Only Known Gryffindor In The Black Family
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The Black Family Does Not Come From Royalty But Pretends They Do