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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

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Rothschild Family Origin

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Rothschild Family Occupations

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  • Gentleman

    20%
  • Gilder

    20%
  • Merchant

    20%
  • Pic Frame Maker

    20%

In 1881, the most common Rothschild occupation in the UK was Gentleman. 20% of Rothschild's were Gentlemans. Gentleman, Gilder and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rothschild. A less common occupation for the Rothschild family was Pic Frame Maker.

Source: Census data for Rothschild | Data not to scale

Rothschild Historical Records

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Rothschild Life Expectancy

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Famous Rothschild Family

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