"It is often said of the Malfoy family that you will never find one at the scene of the crime, though their fingerprints might be all over the guilty wand. Independently wealthy, with no need to work for a living, they have generally preferred the role of power behind the throne, happy for others to do the donkey work and to take the responsibility for failure. They have helped finance many of their preferred candidates’ election campaigns, which have (it is alleged) included paying for dirty work such as hexing the opposition."
Malfoy is the surname of a wealthy pure-blood wizarding family and one of the Sacred Twenty-Eight. They live in Malfoy Manor in Wiltshire, England. The Malfoys are related to many other pure-blood families, including the: Blacks, Lestranges, Greengrasses, and Rosiers. They are also related to the Tonks and Lupin families, of mixed wizarding and Muggle heritage, much to the Malfoys' disdain, although they are not against marrying half-bloods. The Malfoys gained a reputation for pure-blood supremacy. During the First and Second Wizarding Wars, they supported Lord Voldemort and some members were even Death Eaters under his command.
Descended from the French wizard Armand Malfoy who was given the Malfoy Manor in Wiltshire by William The Conqueror, having been among his invading army, the Malfoy Family boasts an ancient line of magic blood with their traditional house being Slytherin.
Notable Malfoys of past generations include the fourteenth-century Nicholas Malfoy, who is believed to have dispatched many a fractious Muggle tenant under the guise of the Black Death, though escaping censure by the Wizards' Council; Septimus Malfoy, who was greatly influential at the Ministry in the late eighteenth century, many claiming that Minister for Magic Unctuous Osbert was little more than his puppet. Abraxas Malfoy, who was widely believed to be part of the shady plot that saw the first Muggle-born Minister (Nobby Leach) leave his post prematurely in 1968 (nothing was ever proven against Malfoy). Lucius Malfoy and his son, Draco, who were alive during the reign of Lord Voldemort with Draco being a year mate of the infamous Harry Potter.
The current, main branch of the Malfoy Family is that of Lucius Malfoy's nephew, Nicholas Malfoy. Nicholas was a textbook Malfoy, a trait that is sparingly passed on through his six children; Sebastion, Gregory, Victor, Iseult, Theodora and Niclas. In recent years Theodora has become the most infamous Malfoy due to her marriage to Prince George of House Windsor, Duke of Gloucester whilst Sebastion has continued with Malfoy traditions, becoming the new patriarch. The current fledgling marriage arrangements ensure ties to the Selwyns and the Di Sena e Bonaparte's.