I guess the largest real family I’ve actually gone to sit down and create would be the Huthian family (and it’s off-shoots and relatives and what not). I was TOTALLY GOING TO SAY Veene’s family but his family isn’t “a” family it’s a bunch of families who aren’t really related except through him and are all SCATTERED THROUGHOUT TIME so I didn’t think it really counted.
The Huthians are a family of extremely well known monster/demon/supernatural-entity killers, they sort’ve hunt these things for bounties but the system is ridiculous and needs to be re-thought out. They’re set in a world similar to ours, modern day and everything, just with monsters and stuff (just the majority of the population doesn’t really know the monsters exist). Their family goes back, though, the Huthian branch itself was prestigious it (and few other families) were known for raising incredibly successful hunters and were (and still sort of are) the families everyone in the hunter community wanted to marry into. RICHES AND STATUS FYEAH.
Usually I only really think or focus on one of the modern families (Arro, Illya, their mother, Meginna, their father, Crestin, and their grandmother on Crestin’s side, Gratia as well as their vampire, Denre) but there’s another set of Huthians living elsewhere who never interact with that family, ever. Those Huthians are amazing hunters but they’re also completely ruthless and sort of think themselves above basic moral codes.
I’m going to get the rest horridly confused because I have it written out somewhere but I’m not entirely sure where “somewhere” is and I think about the rest of their family so little that I’m positive I forgot things.
On the lesser end of the spectrum of OMG AWESOME HUNTER FAMILIES they’re related to the Vithia family who aren’t so much hunters anymore and are more researchers (they look into faeries, mostly). Crestin used to keep in contact with them but since he died they haven’t been in touch. They’re never home much since they travel around a lot, but they have three kids who see their nanny as more of a parent figure then they do their parents (what they don’t know is that the nanny is a shape-shifter BUT THE CHILDREN KNOW and think it’s awesome even if she has weird habits as a result).
There’s two other families I forgot the names of and don’t really remember much about them but THEY DO EXIST.
And then there’s the Lavine family who are pretty much AVERAGE except not really. As far as other hunters are concerned their the equivalent of a “middle class” family, which they’re fine with. The kids (of which there are five) are all better hunters than they should be given their upbringing, in a way they have MAGICAL POWERS (except not really) which they’ve collectively decided has to be a result of the father none of them have ever met. Their mother swears he’s just busy and never comes home but loves them (she’s also failed to come up with a name for him that would align with a hunter family and not be suspicious) but then she tells her friends she was totally knocked up by an Incubus (her friends don’t believe her). They have a serious ghost/spirit problem at home since one of the kids just ATTRACTS benevolent spirits who wind up making a mess of things around the house.
OH there’s also the Shadewither family who CLAIM TO BE DISTANTLY RELATED TO THE HUTHIANS but aren’t, at all. Their eldest son, Itziin, was two years older than Arro and they were all “Yeah our boy will partner with yours and he’ll make sure Arro’s safe and stuff” and then Arro had to protect Itziin and on their second hunt together Itziin died and Arro was royally pissed off. The Shadewithers stopped claiming to be related after that.
I HOPE THAT MADE SENSE.