According to Jake Armstrong, witches are not created equal. That is because, apparently, the older the ancestry of a pureblooded witch is, the more power said witch will naturally have in magic.
To date, three families have been specificaly named as particularly old magical families; therefore being naturally stronger than most.
- The Blake Family, as it can be traced back to the origins of witchcraft.
- The Blackwell Family, as it is the original family of witches who first practiced dark magic.
- The Nidaros Family, which was probably the leading family of the powerful Nidaros Coven.