name of a family of European bankers
- 1743-1812; Ger. founder of the banking house of Rothschildalso Meyer Am′schel
- 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.