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Rothschild Family History

Rothschild Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from a house distinguished with a red sign (Middle High German rot ‘red’ + schilt ‘sign’, ‘shield’), the earliest recorded example dating from the 13th century. The famous banking family of this name took it from a house so marked in the Jewish quarter of Frankfurt-am-Main, but the name has also been adopted by many Ashkenazic Jews unrelated to the family. In Britain the surname is normally given the spelling pronunciation ‘Roths-child’; the original pronunciation is ‘Rote-shilt’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

92,289 Historical Documents with Rothschild on Ancestry
20,651 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,662 Military Records
13,284 Immigration Records
16,434 Census and Voter Lists
37,258 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Rothschild Families

  • Number of Rothschild families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rothschild families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rothschild Family Origin

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Rothschild Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Rothschild Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

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Military Service by Rothschild

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