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
André Oscar Wallenberg founder of Wallenberg family, by Gustav Uno Troili

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
Barclay[1] Barclays London UK
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
Brandts Hamburg Germany, UK
Cerchi Valdarno, Tuscany Republic of Florence
Chigi Banco Chigi Siena Republic of Siena
Corsi Florence Republic of Florence
Clifford Clifford, Herefordshire UK, The Netherlands
Coutts Coutts & Company London UK
d’Erlanger[2] Erlanger & Sons (later part of Dresdner Bank), Emile Erlanger & Co. (later part of Lloyds TSB) Frankfurt Germany, France, UK
Espírito Santo Banco Espírito Santo Lisbon Portugal
Fugger Augsburg Germany
Goldman–Sachs Goldman Sachs New York USA
Gondi Florence Republic of Florence
Grindlay Grindlays Bank (later part of Standard Chartered) London UK
Hoare C. Hoare & Co London UK
Hope Hope & Co. (later part of ABN-Amro) Amsterdam Netherlands
Hochstetter Höchstädt Germany
Koç Yapı Kredi İstanbul Turkey
Medici Florence Republic of Florence
Mellon Bank of New York Mellon Pittsburgh, PA USA
Ladenburg Bankhaus Ladenburg Mannheim Germany
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
Ovia Zenith Bank Lagos Nigeria
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
Safra Safra Group (Banco Safra, J. Safra Sarasin, Safra National Bank of New York) Beirut Brazil
Sabancı Akbank İstanbul Turkey
Salviati Florence Republic of Florence
Scali Florence Republic of Florence
Schröder Schroders Hamburg Germany
Simonetti 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?] Antwerp Belgium
Van Lanschot F. van Lanschot Bankiers Zundert Netherlands
Wallenberg Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, Investor, Patricia Industries, FAM AB, Wallenberg Foundations Linköping, Stockholm, Lund Sweden
Warburg M. M. Warburg & Co., Warburg Pincus, UBS Hamburg Germany
Welser Augsburg Germany

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ackrill, Margaret. Barclays': The Business of Banking, 1690-1996. Cambridge University Press.
  2. ^ Orbell, John (2001). British Banking: A Guide to Historical Records. London: Ashgate Publishing. pp. 209, 273, 467.