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’.

List of People with Surname Rothschild

As far as we found, there are a total of 913 people with the surname Rothschild. Among these people surnamed Rothschild, there are around 300 unique names, with an average of 3 people sharing the same name. John Rothschild, James Rothschild and Michael Rothschild are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Rothschild, with 21, 15 and 15 people respectively.

In addition, Our research has shown that New York has the greatest number of people surnamed Rothschild, with a total of 169 people, and there are a total of 109 unique names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Rothschild, with a total of 146 people and an average of 102 unique names.