The Russo Family is a wizarding family that has its roots back in Italy (and possibly back to Ancient Rome) who at some point emigrated to the United States, more precisely New York City. Its younger generations had also Latino heritage.
Its earliest known member is Ignacius Russo, a wizard that made the first joke book on giants. Two generations later his great-grandson, Duke, would marry a sorceress named Rose. They would have three children: Kelbo, Megan and Jerry Russo, the three of them were wizards. Jerry fell in love with a mortal named Theresa, and because wizards can't marry mortals, Jerry gave his powers to Kelbo causing a grudge with their sister Megan because she wanted Jerry to give his powers to her. Jerry and Theresa got married and have three children: Justin, Alex, and Max Russo. They are wizards being trained in power by their father, an ex-wizard. They are the main family of the series, although Alex is the most prominent character, appearing in almost every scene. Alex, along with Justin, is the only character to appear in every episode of the series. However, she is the only character to appear in all the episodes, movie, and special, since David Henry declined to appear in the special.
Ignacius Russo + Mrs. Russo ______| | Mr. Russo + Mrs. Russo | Mr. Russo + Mrs. Russo | | Magdalena Larkin + Mr Larkin Duke Russo + Rose | | ________________________|_________________________ ______|______________________________________________________________________________________________ | | | | | | | William Larkin Ernesto Larkin Janeive Larkin Theresa Larkin + Jerry Russo Kelbo Russo + Mrs Russo Megan Russo | | ____________________________|_______________ ____|_____________________________ | | | Justin Russo + Juliet van Heusen Alex Russo + Mason Greyback Max Russo/Maxine Russo Trevor Russo Graeme Russo Kim Russo Maxine Russo
- In the episode Hugh's Not Normous the name of Jerry's father, mother (Rose), and great-great-grandfather (Ignacius Russo) were revealed.
- Jerry's great-great-grandfather, Ignacius Russo, wrote the first joke book on giants.