List of banking families

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Jakob Fugger, of the Fugger family
Bindo Altoviti, famous patron of the arts, papal banker and grandnephew of Pope Innocent VIII
Johann Hinrich Gossler (1738–90), of the Berenberg-Gossler family
Philippine Welser, a member of the patrician Welser banking family, and the wife of Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria

Banking families are families which have been involved in banking for multiple generations, in the modern era generally as owners or co-owners of banks, often named for their families. Banking families have been important in the history of banking, especially before the 20th century.



Family Companies Place of origin Principal
countries of residence
Altoviti Florence Republic of Florence
Bardi Compagnia dei Bardi Florence Republic of Florence
Baring Barings Bank, Baring Vostok Capital Partners Bremen Germany, UK
Berenberg-Gossler-Seyler Berenberg Bank Antwerp Belgium, Germany
Bordier Bordier & Cie Geneva Switzerland
Botín Banco Santander, Bankinter Santander Spain
Cerchi Valdarno, Tuscany Republic of Florence
Chigi Banco Chigi Siena Republic of Siena
Clifford Clifford, Herefordshire UK, The Netherlands
Coutts Coutts & Co London UK
Fugger Augsburg Germany
Goldman–Sachs Goldman Sachs New York USA
Gondi Florence Republic of Florence
Hoare C. Hoare & Co London UK
Hope Hope & Co. (later part of ABN-Amro) Amsterdam Netherlands
Hottinger Hottinger Group[citation needed][importance?] Paris France, Switzerland, UK
Hochstetter Höchstädt Germany
Medici Florence Republic of Florence
Mellon Bank of New York Mellon Pittsburgh, PA USA
Metzler Metzler Bank Frankfurt Germany
Miles Miles & Co (later part of NatWest) Bristol UK
Montagu Samuel Montagu & Co. (later part of HSBC) London UK
Morgan Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan Chase New York USA
Oppenheim Sal. Oppenheim, Deutsche Bank Cologne Germany
Ovadiah[citation needed] Wadiah Capital Iraq Switzerland, Panama, Great Britain, Israel
Peruzzi Florence Republic of Florence
Rockefeller Rockefeller Financial Services (Rockefeller & Co), J.P. Morgan Chase Cleveland, OH,
New York, NY
Rothschild N M Rothschild & Sons, RIT Capital Partners, Rothschild & Co, Edmond de Rothschild Group Frankfurt Germany
Salviati Florence Republic of Florence
Scali Florence Republic of Florence
Schröder Schroders Hamburg Germany
Simonetti family European Banks, Papacy, Institute for the Works of Religion Rome Italy, UK, Israel
Smith Smith's Bank (later part of NatWest) Nottingham UK
Solaro Asti Italy
Strozzi Florence Republic of Florence
Van De Put Van De Put & Co Private Bankers[citation needed][importance?] Anvers Belgium
Van Lanschot F. van Lanschot Bankiers Zundert Netherlands
Wallenberg Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, Investor Linköping Sweden
Warburg M. M. Warburg & Co., Warburg Pincus, UBS Hamburg Germany
Welser Augsburg Germany