|“||You have to give it to the Antebellums – they may be the most pompous, ponderous cunts the gods ever suffered to walk the world, but they do have outrageous amounts of money.||”|
The House of Antebellum is one of Europe's greatest wizarding Houses, one of its richest and most powerful families. Traditionally a pure-blood family, the house, as practically all wizarding families do, now recognise a half-blood status in their more recent generations. With a noble origin in Italy, the Antebellum family undoubtedly became one of, if not the wealthiest Italian wizarding family.
The house saw a new patriarch and matriarch with each generation following back centuries, though is now currently lead by Grace Luciano (née Antebellum), the younger daughter of Madeline and Louis Antebellum. The family is known for their popular marital and familial ties with the affluent House of Thorn, as well as other noble houses of Italy's wizarding community. The family holds great global influence due to their possession of the Antebellum Empire, a large import and export division that clouds their secret illegal workings and sovereignty of the Sicilian Wizard-Mafia. The family is known best through the workings of Regina Antebellum, the current Head of the Empire and Boss of the mafia.
The Antebellum sigil is a red sun pierced by a golden spear, on an orange field.
- "Festina lente."
- —The family motto, translating to "Make Haste Slowly"
Relatives by marriage
- Regina Daley — wife of Lorenzo Antebellum
- Yvaine Thorn — wife of Filip Antebellum
- Madeline Carolla — wife of Louis Antebellum
- Harry Winston — former husband of Regina Antebellum
- Luka Luciano — husband of Grace Luciano (née Antebellum)
- James Peltier — husband of Maisie Thorn
- Diaval Devolle — former husband of Regina Antebellum
- Harry Theron — husband of Heather Theron (née de Antebellum Laurentis)
|Delilah Peltier-Thorn||Daughter of Maisie Thorn|
|Roman Peltier-Thorn||Son of Maisie Thorn|
|Wednesday Peltier-Thorn||Daughter of Maisie Thorn|
|Gaea Thorn||Maternal grandmother is Maisie Thorn|
|Angelina Thorn||Paternal grandmother is Maisie Thorn|
|Marcia Buckland (née Thorn)||Maternal grandmother is Maisie Thorn|
The surname Antebellum derives from the Latin word bellum that means war, which therefore defines Antebellum as before the war. It is most often used in context of the US Civil War.