- "We'd apologize for being the best family... But we don't really want to."
- —Whittemore family quote from centuries ago.
Whittemore is the surname of a wealthy pure-blood wizarding family and one of the Sacred Twenty-Eight. They live in Whittemore Manor in Wiltshire, England. The Whittemores are related to many other pure-blood families, including the: Dunbars, Howells, Raekens, and Rosiers. They are also related to muggle familie Hudsons, since the youngest son, Jackson, is dating Brody.
The Whittemore gained a reputation for pure-blood supremacy.
The Whittemore family consists of an ancient line of pure-blood wizards, most of whom attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and were traditionally sorted into Slytherin House. The family first arrived in Britain with Armand Whittemore, who founded the family estate Whittemore Manor on land obtained from King William I.
The Whittemore family would soon gain the reputation for pure-blood supremacy and courting richness and power from those around them. Until the passing of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy in 1692, the Whittemores integrated themselves in high-class Muggle society. Though hotly denied by subsequent generations, there is ample evidence to suggest that the first Lucius Whittemore was an unsuccessful aspirant to the hand of Elizabeth I, and some wizarding historians allege that the Queen's subsequent opposition to marriage was due to a jinx placed upon her by the thwarted Whittemore. The Whittemores expanded their already large estate with the lands of their Muggle neighbours, and dabbled successfully into Muggle currency and assets, becoming one of the wealthiest families in wizarding Britian. Though they opposed the Statute of Secrecy at first, they soon embraced it and cut off all ties with Muggle families, denying that they had ever fraternised with such people.
After this period, the Whittemores instead began to seek influence over the newly formed British Ministry of Magic, using their considerable wealth to do so. Though no Whittemore is known to have ever aspired for the position of Minister for Magic, many members of the family financed the elections of their preferred candidates for the post, even going so far as to pay to have the opposition hexed.
As soon, the Whittemore family start to break up after Antom, Mercalia and Matthew were murdered by dark wizards and Jackson was the only one who survived. At this time, Jackson lives with his adoptive family. Because Jackson is the only Whittemore who still lives, is he the heir of the family and owns he the Whittemore Manor and every legacy when he turns 18.
Jackson didn't cared much about reputations for pure-bloods. He blames this reputations for the death of his parents and brother.