The Belfrey family has had their fortune for a long time now, for as long as the records have kept track of them. The Belfreys are known for birthing children who grow and branch out as entrepreneurs, lawyers, healers, among others.
Over time, they've come together and amassed an unimaginable wealth, to which every Belfrey now has access to, in contrary to the times where only the men in the family had access. Though they've always been centered in France & the United Kingdom, you're likely to find a descendant of the original Belfreys wherever you go - granted you know where to look. Lord knows the Belfreys breed quicker, faster, and at great quantities.
A key component of their family is the way they've come across throughout time. They're one of the original families in the world of magic; they've been in this Earth for centuries now, and thus feel a sense of superiority. It's not so much because they're of pure status - that's far from it. They've seen the rise and fall of many legendary families, great wizards and witches coming and going simply because they saw themselves as the best of the best, just because of the purity of their blood. That doesn't take away from the fact, though, that not all of them share the same mindset.
The current Belfrey patriarch, Bartholomew, is a blood supremacist, despite his inclusive upbringing. He lived around the era of the Great Wizarding Wars, and has clung onto old ideals as an (undiscovered) former Death Eater. Not every Belfrey is the same, and you can see it now, very clearly: a family full of diversity, not just career-wise, but rather ideals-wise.
One of those examples of diversity is one of Bartholomew's own daughters, Veronica Belfrey; time spent around the more liberal thinkers contained within the house of Ravenclaw really defined who she grew up to be. Veronica was the middle child of Bartholomew and his wife Antoinette, and has eight siblings. Victoria, Gwendolyn, Fitzgerald, Francois, Donovan, Archibald, Adelaide and Reuben. To this day she tries to stay in contact with all of them, but the wide belief spectrum represented by the nine siblings can often make it feel like there's a gaping chasm between some of them. Not to mention how awkward the family reunions get.
Veronica's first sign of magic was rendering all four of her elder siblings quiet during an argument, and arguably that's still her proudest moment (she hasn't been able to do it since, it's harder to catch people off guard with a wand.) Bartholomew was beyond proud, and she spent some time afterwards being showered in praise. Words of affirmation, as well as gifts, always seemed to make the Belfrey girl tick. The girl chose Hogwarts when given her choice of that or Beauxbatons, because, well, she'd never have fit in with the girls at Beauxbatons. She wasn't so interested in the same things as them, and for all her brains, had somewhat of a rambunctious, outspoken spirit that led the Sorting Hat to seriously consider placing Veronica in Gryffindor.
She was a near hatstall, falling just short of five minutes before the Sorting Hat declared its decision of Ravenclaw to the whole Hall. Veronica was relieved, because she certainly got the impression that her parents would be much happier with that choice. That slice of her that had almost led her to the lions' Tower was satisfied through Quidditch, while the rest of her time was dedicated to her studies. Most of her socialisation was done either at practices, in the Tower, or studying with some of her year and housemates.
The greatest struggle she faced was falling in love with a Muggle-born boy, Klaus, in her year and house. Being friends with them was enough of a stretch for her father, but she knew if she had any semblance of a romantic relationship with a Muggle-born it'd be the last straw. So she steered her eye away from him, and after a year of trying to stifle it, it finally seemed to fade. Her father had a few ideas, and luckily one of those was a boy she started having eyes for in her fifth year at Hogwarts - Adrien Macmillan. He played Beater for the Slytherin team (and had broken her arm many times while she kept stubborn hold on the Quaffle), and took a few of the same electives, including Wizarding Law - a subject for which Veronica had a special affinity. It wasn't hard to see that, upon graduating Hogwarts, she would be heading for the legal profession.
The now thirty-two year old Veronica currently works as a lawyer, and married her Slytherin yearmate Adrien Macmillan, with whom she has three children. While her job can occasionally put considerable strain on her family life considering how demanding it is of her time, it adds a second steady income so that she can feel she's supporting her own family, contributing to it, rather than being reliant on the existing Belfrey fortune.
"too many hard times, too much to think about, i am the eye watching over you."
"so let it roll like a new born soul. let it roll, let it roll, let it roll like a new born soul."