List of European Jewish nobility

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Coat of arms of the Rothschild family, granted in 1822 by the Habsburg College of Heralds. It contains a clenched fist with five arrows, symbolizing the branches established by the five sons of Mayer Rothschild. The family motto appears below the shield: Concordia, Integritas, Industria (Harmony, Integrity, Industry).


  • Baron Henich Apfelbaum
  • Baron Lambert
  • Baron Jacques Brotchi
  • Baron Julien Klener
  • Francisco de Silva y Solis (Marquis de Montfort): Military commander under Emperor Leopold I; greatly aided in the defeat of the French François de Créquy in 1675. He settled in Antwerp as a professed Jew.





Many noble foreign Jewish families live in France but there were not Jewish families formally ennobled by a French monarch.


Coat of arms of the Hirsch auf Gereuth family.

Between 1819 and 1900, a number of titles were conferred on Jews. Of a sample of 700 German nobles created during this period, 62 were Jewish.[2]



Coat of arms of the Königswarter family.



Coat of arms of the Babanin family.


Coat of arms of the Abravanel family.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Nobilites edited by the Marquis de Ruvigny , auteur of « the blood Royal of Britain », “The Jacobite Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage”, “The Plant Agener Roll”, etc.
  2. ^ Rubinstein, W. D. (1993). Capitalism, Culture and Decline in Britain: 1750 -1990. New York, USA. p. 160. ISBN 0415037182.
  3. ^ "Joseph, Baron Gunzburg (Russian philanthropist and banker) - Britannica Online Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2012-04-26.
  4. ^ "Horace, Baron Gunzburg (Russian philanthropist and civil-rights activist) - Britannica Online Encyclopedia". 1909-03-02. Retrieved 2012-04-26.
  5. ^ "Noble Families Of Jewish Ancestry". Archived from the original on 2012-05-04. Retrieved 2012-04-26.

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