Rothschild (variant: Rothchild) is a German surname. It is a habitational name from a house distinguished with a red sign (Middle High German rot (or roth)= "red" + schild = "sign", "shield"), the earliest recorded example dating from the 13th century.

The standard German pronunciation, IPA2|ˈroːtˌʃɪlt, can be rendered in English pronunciation spelling as approximately "Rote-shilt". Note that the "s" in the middle belongs to the second syllable "schild", not the first "roth". In English the surname is usually pronEng|ˈrɒθtʃaɪld "Roth-child" or IPA|/ˈrɒθstʃaɪld/ "Roth's-child".


Rothschild banking family

The most notable family with this surname are the descendants of Mayer Amschel Rothschild, who formed a European financial dynasty.;See also
*Rothschild banking family of Naples
*Rothschild banking family of England
*Rothschild banking family of Austria
*Rothschild banking family of France

Other Rothschilds

The name has also been adopted by many Ashkenazi Jews:

*Abraham Rothschild
*Jean-Pierre de Rothschild, French astrophysicist turned impressionist painter, mother Diana von Rothschild
*Paul A. Rothchild, producer of The Doors, Janis Joplin, Rhinoceros
*Winston Rothschild, III (fictional character from "The Red Green Show")

Other uses


*L.F. Rothschild, a defunct U.S. investment bank, acquired in 1988
*N M Rothschild & Sons in London, known as Rothschild


*Château Lafite Rothschild, French vineyard
*Château Mouton Rothschild, French vineyard
*Palais Rothschild, palace in Vienna
*Rothschild Boulevard
*Rothschild Island
*Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum, Tring


*Rothschild giraffe

People in alphabetical order


*Abraham Rothschild
* Albert Salomon von Rothschild (1844-1911)
* Alfred de Rothschild (1842-1918)
* Alice Charlotte von Rothschild (1847-1922)
* Alphonse James de Rothschild (1827–1905)
* Amschel Mayor James Rothschild (1955-1996)
* Amschel Mayer Rothschild (1773–1855)
* Anselm von Rothschild (1803-1874)
* Anthony Gustav de Rothschild (1887-1961)
* Anthony James de Rothschild (b. 1977)
* Anthony Nathan de Rothschild (1810-1876) and Sir Anthony Rothschild (1810–1876)


*Bethsabée de Rothschild (1914–1999)


* Carl Mayer von Rothschild born Calmann Mayer Rothschild (1788–1855)
* Charles Rothschild (1877-1923)
* Charlotte Henriette de Rothschild (b. 1955)
* Charlotte von Rothschild (1819-1884)


*David Lionel de Rothschild (b. 1955), British horticulturist
* David Mayer de Rothschild (b. 1978)
* David René de Rothschild (b. 1942)
* Dorothy de Rothschild (1895-1988)
* Dorothy Parker, (1893-1967) née Rothschild


*Edmond James de Rothschild (1845–1934)
* Edmund Leopold de Rothschild (b. 1916)
* Elie de Rothschild (1917–2007)
* Elisabeth de Rothschild (1902–1945)
* Emma Georgina Rothschild (b. 1948)
* Evelina de Rothschild (1839-1866)
* Evelyn Achille de Rothschild (1886-1917)
* Sir Evelyn de Rothschild (b. 1931)


*Guy de Rothschild (1909–2007)


* Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839–1898)


* Hannah de Rothschild, Countess of Rosebery (1851-1890)


* Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild (b. 1936)
* James Armand de Rothschild (1878–1957)
* James Mayer Rothschild (1792–1868)
* Jeanne Stuart von Rothschild or Jeanne de Rothschild, actress (1908-2003)
* Jean-Pierre de Rothschild, French astrophysicist


* Leopold de Rothschild (1845-1917)
* Leopold David de Rothschild (b. 1927)
* Lionel de Rothschild (1808-1879)
* Lionel Nathan de Rothschild (1882-1942)
* Ludwig (Louis) von Nathaniel (1882-1955)


* Mayer Amschel de Rothschild (1818–1874)
* Miriam Louisa Rothschild (1908–2005)


*Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777–1836)
* Nathaniel de Rothschild (1812–1870)
* Nathan Mayer Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild of the United Kingdom (1840–1915)
* Nathaniel Mayer Anselm von Rothschild (1836-1905)
* Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild of the United Kingdom (born 1936)
* Nathaniel Mayer Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild of the United Kingdom (1910–1990)
* Nathaniel Philip Rothschild (born 1971-)
* Kathleen Annie Pannonica Rothschild (Baroness Nica de Koenigswarter) (1913–1988)


* Paul A. Rothchild, producer
* Pauline de Rothschild (1908–1976)
* Philippe de Rothschild (1902-88)
* Philippine de Rothschild (1935-)


* Robert Rothschild, (1911-1978) Belgian diplomat

*Salomon Mayer Rothschild or Salomon Mayer von Rothschild (1774–1855)


*Lionel Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild of the United Kingdom (1868–1937)
*Winston Rothschild, III (fictional character from "The Red Green Show")


* Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild (1910-1990)


*Hanks, Patrick "Dictionary of American Family Names" Oxford University Press ISBN 0-19-508137-4

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