Rothschild[rôt̸h′c̸hīld′, rôt̸hs′-, rät̸h′-, rät̸hs′-; Gerrōt′s̸hilt′]
name of a family of European bankers
- Rothschild, Meyer Anselm 1743-1812; Ger. founder of the banking house of Rothschildalso Meyer Amschel
- Rothschild, Nathan Meyer 1777-1836; Eng. banker, born in Germany: son of Meyer Anselm
German family of bankers, including Mayer Amschal (1744–1812), who founded a bank at Frankfurt am Main. His sons, most notably Salomon Mayer (1774–1855) and Nathan Mayer (1777–1836), established branches of the bank throughout Europe.