Alfred was born into the noble Potter family circa 1960 to Charlus Potter and his wife Dorea Potter (née Black). Much like the majority of wizards in Britain, he attended Hogwarts School and after seven years he graduated. It is possible that he attended Hogwarts at the same time of his distant cousin James and his future wife Lily. Shortly after his graduation, Alfred married a pure-blooded witch, and had a single son with her, called Matthew.
However, due to the looming threat of Voldemort, Alfred made sure that his wife and son were out of the country for the rest of the war, believing them to be in danger as well. His beliefs would prove to be correct, as Voldemort himself travelled to his residence and murdered both Alfred and Charlus, after the two denied him information regarding James, Lily, and their son Harry.
"Alfred" is derived from the Old English name Ælfræd, composed of the elements ælf "elf" and ræd "counsel". Alfred the Great was a 9th-century king of Wessex who fought unceasingly against the Danes living in the northeast of England. He was also a scholar, and he translated many Latin books into Old English. His fame helped to ensure the usage of this name even after the Norman conquest, when most Old English names were replaced by Norman ones. It became rare by the end of the Middle Ages, but was revived in the 18th century. A famous bearer was the British poet Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809–1892).
Dominus Mundi (mentioned only)