Type Surname (from location)
Usage Jewish
Pronounced Pron. RO-chilt(German)
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Meaning & History

From Middle High German rot "red" and schilt "shield", or Yiddish רויט (roit) and שילד (shild). The famous Rothschild family of bankers took their name from a house with a red shield on it.

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Entry updated April 5, 2022