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Sources for business history

Sources for art history: Catalogue of the pictures of Alfred de Rothschild 1901

Sources for yachting history: Plans for Nathaniel von Rothschild's yacht Veglia 1905

Sources for natural history: Walter 2nd Lord Rothschild and his zebra carriage: c.1910

Sources for global financial history: Map of lines of the Brazil Railway Company: c.1920

Sources for business history: index cards to bank files

Sources for social history: Rothschild Hospital Paris: 1920s

Sources for business history: detail of a Rothschild bond coupon

Sources for architectural history: Halton House: 1890s

Sources for the history of travel: Lionel de Rothschild's tours of Spain: 1909

Sources for local history: Tring Park: c.1900

Sources for Royal history: shooting party with Edward Prince of Wales: 1893

Sources for political history: Lionel de Rothschild: first Jewish MP: 1858

Sources for sporting history: St Amant winner of the Derby: 1904

Sources for local history: gardeners at Aston Clinton: 1899

Sources for Rothschild family history: Lionel de Rothschild's yacht Rhodora: 1927

Sources for London history: entrance to New Court: 1965

Sources for design history: plans for Lionel de Rothschild's Rolls-Royce: 1930

Sources for business history: Rothschild gold bars produced by the Royal Mint Refinery: 1930s

Sources for business history: letters of August Belmont Rothschild Agent in New York: 1860s

Rothschild Family Tree

The Rothschild Archive is responsible for maintaining the family tree of the male lines of the Rothschild banking family descended from Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812), and the Archive also keeps records of the female lines. Note: Rothschild was by no means a unique name and there were other (unrelated) families called Rothschild originating in Frankfurt, and other (unrelated) families have adopted the name (or versions of it) over the years.

The Rothschild Family Tree

The Rothschild family featured on this website showws the descendants through the male line of Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812) of Frankfurt. The online Rothschild Family Tree is derived from The Rothschild Family Index, compiled in 2000. Go to the Rothschild Familly Tree »

The link will open in a new window. There are two ways in which you can interact with the genealogy:

  1. You can manually browse  by clicking and dragging with your mouse to move around the area of the tree.
  2. You can search by typing (e.g. Nathan) into the box that appears at the top of the genealogy. Matching searching results will be returned in a list. You can then click on any of the entries and the tree will automatically move to that person.

Once at an entry on the tree, you can view more detail about that person by clicking on their box. You can then automatically traverse across to other people in the tree by clicking on their generation/position number (e.g. 3.1). This number denotes generation (top-to-bottom) and position (left-to-right) within the tree. For example, 3.1 means 3rd generation (as measured from Mayer Amschel) and 1st position chronologically within that generation.

Rothschild ancestry

The most detailed published genealogy of the Rothschild banking family is Le Sang des Rothschild by Joseph Valynseele and Henri Mars (Paris: ICC Editions, 2004). Rothschild was by no means a unique name and there were many other families called 'Rothschild' originating in Frankfurt and many other unrelated families bearing the name 'Rothschild' exist around the world.

Rothschild family biographies

For short biographies of members of the Rothschild family descended from Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812) of Frankfurt, please Go to The Rothschild Family: Biographies »

The Five Rothschild brothers by Raunheim

The Five Rothschild brothers by Raunheim

The Rothschild family arms

The Rothschild family arms