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The surname Rothschild was first found in Brunswick, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Rothstein, Rothenstein, Rothmaler, Rothenmaler, Roddenstein, Rodenmaler, Rodstein, Rotstein, Rochstein, Roytenstein, Roitenstein, Roitstein, Rojtenstein, Reitenstein, Ruttenstein, Ruthstein, Routenstein and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rothschild research. Another 142 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1715 is included under the topic Early Rothschild History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rothschild Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Caroline Rothschild, aged 26, arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • Leopold Rothschild, aged 18, arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • Ressa Rothschild, aged 34, landed in New York, NY in 1848
  • Samuel Rothschild, who arrived in New Jersey in 1854
  • Care Rothschild, aged 19, landed in New York in 1854


Rothschild Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Max Rothschild, who arrived in Mississippi in 1901

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  • Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Anne Rothschild, (née Barrett), aged 54, American First Class passenger from New York City, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 6
  • Mr. Martin Rothschild (d. 1912), aged 46, American First Class passenger from New York City, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • V. Henry II Rothschild (1908-1991), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1956; Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 9th District, 1959
  • Samuel Rothschild (b. 1879), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936
  • Matthew Rothschild, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004
  • Joseph Rothschild, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1916
  • Jonathan Rothschild, American politician, Mayor of Tucson, Arizona, 2013
  • Herb Rothschild, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Louisiana 6th District, 1984
  • George W. Rothschild (1916-1996), American politician, Circuit Judge in Illinois, 1983-95
  • Beryl E. Rothschild (b. 1929), American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 11th District, 1992; Mayor of University Heights, Ohio, 2004; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2004

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