- "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken."
- —The family motto.
Raeken is the surname of one of the largest, oldest and wealthiest pure-blooded wizarding families in Britain, and one of the Sacred Twenty-Eight. The Raeken family has an elevated status and wealth. The Raeken family tree is displayed in the drawing room of the family home.
The Raekens have gained a reputation for pure-blood supremacy and, for this reason alone, could get along very well with the Whittemore family. It was not uncommon of the two families to often visit each other's houses to discuss the recent events in the Wizarding World with one another, and how to both benefit from it. The heir Theo Raeken developed a friendship with future Head of Whittemore House Jackson as the two began to grow close to one another, resulting in them becoming best friends.
The Raekens are strict when it comes to their blood purity. If a member of the family cannot find a pure-blood partner of his or her own before their eighteenth birthday, it is family law that the parents will choose with whom their child is to marry. Theo began a relationship with Dunbar heir Patrick, and even though he is male and not female, Jonathan and Lucille Raeken accepted him into the family due to the fact that he is pure-blood and will not taint their blood-status after marriage. Not only that, but the joining of their two families will benefit both sides greatly.
The Raeken family traces its origin back to the Middle Ages. They claim to have entirely magical ancestry. The pure-blood families like the Raekens simply removed Muggles and Squibs from their family trees. The Raekens place a great importance on blood purity, considering themselves akin to royalty in the wizarding world and disdaining Muggles, Squibs, blood traitors, and Muggle-borns.
Because of their views, a large number of the Raeken family members practised the Dark Arts. A few members of the family, however, disagreed with the traditional views of their family. Unlike other pure-blood families, the Raekens did not care about one thing and that was same-sex relationships, as shown when they had accepted Patrick Dunbar into the family after Theo revealed to his parents that he was dating him.
|John Raeken||Pure-blood Slytherin wizard. Husband of Lucille and father of Theo Raeken.|
|Theo Raeken||Pure-blood Slytherin wizard. Son of Jonathan and Lucille Raeken. Husband of Patrick Dunbar and father of Jordan, Alice, Lucas, Edwin, Thomas and Brenton Raeken.|
|Alice Raeken||Pure-blood Slytherin witch. First daughter and child of Patrick and Theo.|
|Brenton Raeken||Pure-blood Hufflepuff wizard. First son and second child of Patrick and Theo. Raeken heir.|
|Angela Dunbar||Pure-blood Slytherin witch. First daughter and first child of Liam and Alex.|
|Phoebe Dunbar||Pure-blood Hufflepuff witch. Second daughter and second child of Liam and Alex.|
Relatives by marriage
|Pure-blood Slytherin witch. Wife of Jonathan and mother of Theo Raeken.|
|Pure-blood Hufflepuff wizard and eldest son of Joshua and Alice Dunbar. He is the husband of Theo Raeken and the father of Jordan Andrews and Alice and Brenton Raeken.|
|Lucius Malfoy||Pure-blood Slytherin wizard. Husband of Narcissa Malfoy and father of Draco Malfoy.|
|Pure-blood Slytherin witch. Wife of Lucius Malfoy and mother of Draco Malfoy.|
|Draco Malfoy||Pure-blood Slytherin wizard. The son of Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy. Cousin of Theo.|
|Angela Dunbar||Pure-blood Slytherin witch. First daughter and first child of Liam and Alex. Niece of Patrick.|
|Phoebe Dunbar||Pure-blood Hufflepuff witch. Second daughter and child of Liam and Alex. Niece of Patrick.|
|Wesley Dunbar||Pure-blood Slytherin wizard. First son and third child of Liam and Alex. Nephew of Patrick.|
|Tristan Milton||Pure-blood Gryffindor wizard. The uncle of Patrick and father of Rami and Emilia Milton.|
|Elizabeth Milton †
|Pure-blood Slytherin witch. The aunt of Patrick and the mother of Rami and Emilia Milton. Was struck by another Death Eater's Killing Curse by accident.|
|Rami Milton †||Pure-blood Slytherin wizard and the first child of Elizabeth and Tristan Milton. He is the older brother of Emilia Milton and the cousin of Patrick. Killed by Patrick during the First Wizarding War.|
|Emilia Milton||Pure-blood Gryffindor witch and the second child of Elizabeth and Tristan Milton. She is the younger sister of Rami Milton and the cousin of Patrick.|
|Jackson Whittemore||Pure-blood Slytherin wizard. Best friend of Theo Raeken.|
The Raekens are commonly described as having "great good looks". They are considered to be beautiful people, being tall, thin, and having attractive features. The traditional look for most of the Raeken family is brown hair. They possess a certain aristocratic elegance that reflects upon their personality, as they consider themselves "practically royal".
The Raeken family, as with many other pure-blood wizarding families like the Dunbars and the Malfoys, is considered to be very wealthy. This may be one of the reasons why the members of this family acted somewhat arrogantly.
|House of Black||Rosier family|
|Cygnus Black III|
|Remus John Lupin|
(b. c. 1950s)