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The House of El was one of the noble ruling families of the planet, Krypton. The name El translates in Kryptonian to "of the star". The family line extends back thousands of years, to a time when tribes of Kryptonians still waged war against one another across the continents. The direct de
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The House of El was one of the noble ruling families of the planet, Krypton. The name El translates in Kryptonian to "of the star". The family line extends back thousands of years, to a time when tribes of Kryptonians still waged war against one another across the continents. The direct descendants of Jor-El the First sired children whom would become the sole survivors to escape Krypton's ultimate destruction - Kal-El and Kara Zor-El. The bloodline continued through the centuries with the births of Kal-El's Kryptonian/Human hybrid children with wife, Lois Lane.

The earliest known members of the El family line existed during Krypton's pre-industrial age when Kryptonians were known by only a single name. The first recorded member of the family line was Feln, who was the father of Rugad, who was the father of Tomnu. Tomnu's son, Erok became the first Kryptonian to create clan names and called himself Erok-El, or, Erok of the Star. His wife was Milia, the daughter of an opposing Bethgar named Uved. Erok-El and Milia gave birth to Kal-El the First, who became the second Bethgar of the continent of Urrika. Kal-El's son, Wab-El did not share his ancestor's noble qualities and became a vicious warlord. Wab-El had two sons, Vad-El and Hyr-El. Vad-El became a tyrant like his father, and Hyr-El disowned the family name after a feud with Vad-El. Hyr-El's direct family lineage is what eventually evolved into the modern House of El.

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The El Family Tree

The name of El goes back thousands of years on planet Krypton, first established by Erok and Milia El. Since that era, many have carried on the name through innovation, invention, and infamy.

Kryptonian convention follows a patriarchal pattern, where sons carry the family name, and daughters carry their father's full name until marriage when they take their husband's family name. By way of example, Var-El's two sons are named Jor-El (the First) and Zim-El while his daughter was called Kalya Var-El until she married Nim-Zee.

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Feln
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rugad
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tomnu
 
 
 
Uved
Bethgar of North Urrika
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Erok-El
First Bethgar of Urrika
 
 
 
Milia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kal-El I
2nd Bethgar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wab-El
Tyrant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vad-El
Tyrant
 
Hyr-El
Fled Erkol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jaf-El
Prophet
 
Tio-El
Naturalist
 
 
 
Kil-Gor
Inventor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bur-El
Kil-Gor's Archivist
 
 
 
Wedna Kil-Gor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Val-El
Explorer. Discovered Lurvan
 
 
 
Tro-El
Founder of Bokos, Isle of Thieves
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sul-El
Astronomer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hatu-El
Master of Electricity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wir-El
Inventor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shu-El
Mathematician
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thar-El
Jurist
 
Fedra Shu-El
Legislator
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Plen-El
Novelist
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nox-El
Entertainer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fil-El
Surgeon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sorn-El
Agriculturist
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Im-El
Physicist
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yu-El
Priest of Rao
 
Pir-El
General in Final War
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tala-El
Writer of the Constitution
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pym-El
Detective
 
Gam-El
Architect
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Var-El
Scientist Teleported to Earth where he Perished
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jor-El I
 
 
 
Kalya Var-El
 
 
 
Zim-El
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


The Earth-One contemporary story of the House of El begins with Var-El and continues through his three children Jor-El, Kalya Var-El and Zim-El. The last three generations of the El line follow below:


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Var-El
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lor-Van
Scientist
 
 
 
Lara Rok-Var
 
Jor-El I
Scientist
 
 
 
Nimda An-Dor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In-Ze
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lara Lor-Van
Astronaut
 
 
 
Jor-El II
Scientist
 
Nim-El
Scientist in charge of Kandor's Armory
 
 
 
Dondra Klu-Ta
 
Zor-El
Scientist of Argo City
 
 
 
Alura In-Ze
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kal-El II
Superman
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Don-El
Police Chief of Kandor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kara Zor-El
Supergirl
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Var-El
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nim-Zee
Member of Kandor's Science Council
 
 
 
Kalya Var-El
 
 
 
Zim-El
Scientist
 
 
 
Byma Ruth-Ar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gem-Zee
 
 
Van-Zee
Scientist, alias: Nightwing
 
 
 
Sylvia DeWitt
From Earth
 
 
Kru-El
Phantom Zone Villain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ak-Var
Van-Zee's partner. Alias: Flamebird
 
Thara Gem-Zee
 
Rad-Zee
Scientist living in Kandor
 
Lyle-Zee
 
Lili Van-Zee
 
 


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  1. This family tree was first compiled by E Nelson Bridwell and Nick Pascale in Krypton Chronicles Vol 1 3