Rothschild Family Crest


Rothschild family crest

Colors on the Rothschild family crest explained

Argent (silver) -represents the values of sincerity and peacefulness.

Or (Gold) - symbolizes the historical generosity of the Rothschild family.

Sable (black) - signifies constancy and the enduring nature of this family.

Azure (blue) - represents the family's loyalty and truthful nature


  Symbols on the Rothschild family crest explained

The rampant lion - represents ferociousness, bravery and valour, one of the most desirable family crest symbols.

The eagle - symbolises how family members are people of action, quick wittedness and a noble nature. When the wings are displayed, this additionally represents 'protection'.

The arm wielding arrows - represents the family's readiness for battle and affliction when threatened.


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Origins of the Rothschild family name

    There are several theories about the earliest known origin of the name Rothschild.

    One theory suggests that the name Rothschild may have originated from a German word meaning "red shield' in the 13th century.

    Another less substantiated theory suggests that the name Rothschild may have been derived from a German word meaning "mountain of wealth."


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    Summary of the Rothschild family and the Rothschild family crest

    • The Rothschild family has been one of the most prominent families in Europe for centuries, and its members have played a significant role in European history.
    • The Rothschild family is a prominent family of German Jewish bankers who played a significant role in the financial history of Europe.
    • The famous family's origins can be traced back to the 16th century, when the first Rothschild, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, was born in Frankfurt, Germany.
    • In the 18th century, Mayer Amschel Rothschild's sons established banking houses in London, Paris, Frankfurt and Vienna
    • The Rothschild family's banking dynasty continued to grow throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, the Rothschild name is still associated with wealth and power.