one's parents, step-parents, siblings, spouse, children, step-children, foster children, in-laws, sibling in-laws, grandparents, great grandparents, step-great grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews
means 'distant place'
But the rest of the immediate family may not know, like parents or grandparents.
He arranged false identities not only for his immediate family but also for a larger circle.
He was roundly mocked for pointing to his immediate family members as evidence that women are doing great as a group.