I was reading the question and answers found here and I realized something. Distinction between half-bloods and pure-bloods were done using Third Reich rules for Jews. Well in order for magic to exist a "first" Wizard (or witch) should exist. The specific first was muggle born. Given that the first was alone his/her children would be half bloods. If he/she was not alone (let's say another one was created from another family) their children were both descendants of muggle borns.

So in theory all magicians in the magic world are descendants of muggle borns. Unless In the whole harry potter universe exists a "creation/evolution" theory in which the first wizard/witch descended from a different kind of species (or created by god alongside adam and eve even though I do not accept the creationists theory IRL, I would accept it in mythology).

Is there a canon answer to this? Are all Wizards descendants of Muggle borns?

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    or could the first humans have been wizards, and non magical children where born from them as well as magical children.
    – Himarm
    Oct 31, 2014 at 13:37
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    @Himarm The lack of a canon answer is not grounds to close a question.
    – phantom42
    Oct 31, 2014 at 14:03
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    @Himarm yes but doesn't this apply to all non canon answers? Many questions here have non canon answers that are more or less opinion based but given that they have canon arguments backing them up then I suppose it's ok Oct 31, 2014 at 14:16
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    I still entertain a pet theory that wizards are part-elf, this of course happened before elves were subjugated. Nov 3, 2014 at 12:38
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    @Himarm I love that concept! Would that mean Muggles are just descended from Squibs? It would actually explain Muggleborns nicely. Sep 4, 2018 at 22:56


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