Porsche family

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Porsche family
Hrobka rodiny Porsche.jpg
Porsche family gravesite in Vratislavice
OccupationEngineers and businessmen
Years active1898–present
Known forProjects of Mercedes-Benz SS/SSK, Tiger I, Tiger II, Elefant, all Porsche models (including 356 and 911), Volkswagen Beetle, Audi Quattro and others

The Porsche family is a prominent Austrian family of industrialists descending from the automotive pioneer Ferdinand Porsche. Its members have full ownership of the Porsche SE automobile company and majority voting rights over Volkswagen AG, the biggest automaker in the world.

Ferdinand Porsche was born to a German-speaking family of Maffersdorf, Bohemia, son of Anton Porsche (1845-1908) and Anna Ehrlich. The Sudeten German surname Porsche can be traced to the 18th century in the area of Reichenberg (now Liberec), Bohemia.[1] The surname originates with the German word Bursche ("boy, young man, apprentice, farmhand") and is on record in northern Bohemia in various spellings (Porsch, Borsche, Borsch, Bursche, Bursch, Pursch, Pursche, etc.) from the early 17th century.

Family tree[edit]

Maria Magdalena
Wencelaus Porsche
Magdalena Gruner
Antonius Porsche
Catharina Bradka
Ferdinand Porsche
Anna Ehrlich
Antonius Porsche
Karl Franz Ungermann
Anna Maria Porsche
Anton Glaser
Antonius Ferdinandus Porsche
Aloisia Johanna Kaes
Ferdinand Porsche
Antonius Josefus Wenzeslaus Porsche
Hedwig Porsche
Oscar Porsche
Hermine Schier
Anna Ungermann
Anton Piëch
Louise Hedwig Anna Wilhelmine Porsche
Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche
Dorothea Reitz
Hedwig Aloysia Anna Porsche
Hermine Louise Porsche
Ernst Piëch
(1929– )
Louise Piëch
Ferdinand Piëch
(1937– )
Hans-Michel Piëch
(1942– )
Brigitte Bube
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche
Marlene Maurer
(1941– )
Gerhard Anton Porsche
Hans-Peter Porsche
(1940– )
Karin Händler
Wolfgang Heinz Porsche
Susanne Bresser
Brigette Voith
Ferdinand Oliver Porsche
Claudia Hammacher
Kai Alexander Porsche
Carolina Inama
Mark Philipp Porsche
Hans Porsche
Geraldine Porsche
Diana Porsche
Peter Daniell Porsche [de]
Christian Porsche
Stephanie Porsche
Ferdinand Rudolf Wolfgang Porsche
Felix Alenander Porsche

Piëch family[edit]

  • Children of Ernst Piëch and his wife Elisabeth Piëch (1936-) daughter of Heinrich Nordhoff (1899-1968)
  • Children of Louise Daxer-Piëch and her husband Josef Ahorner
  • Children of Ferdinand Piëch: with wife Corina von Planta (Arianne, Corina, Desiree, Ferdinand "Nando" and Jasmin), with Marlene Maurer (Anton and Valentin), with Herma Hutter (Ferdinand and Caroline) and with wife Ursula Plasser (Markus, Florina Louise and Gregor Anton)
    • Arianne Piëch (1959-)
    • Corina Piëch (1960-)
    • Desiree Piëch (1962-)
    • Ferdinand "Nando" Piëch (1967-)
    • Jasmin Piëch (1969-)
    • Anton Piëch (1974-)
    • Valentin Piëch (1976-)
    • Ferdinand Piëch (1979-)
    • Caroline Piëch (1982-)
    • Markus Piëch (1985-)
    • Florina Louise Pantic (1987-)
    • Gregor Anton Piëch (1994-)
  • Children of Hans Michel Piëch and his wife Veronika Piëch:
    • Claudia Fox Linton (1964-)
    • Melanie Wenckheim (1967-)
    • Sfefan Piëch (1970-)
    • Julia Kuhn-Piëch (1981-)
    • Sophie Piëch (1985-)
    • Helene Piëch (1993-)

The father of Chris Reitz, the former head of design for Alfa Romeo, was adopted by Dorothea, the wife of Ferry.




  1. ^ baptism of Joannes Josephus (Wenzel) Porsche on 16 July 1777 in Neuharzdorf, Reichenberg parish, son of Antonius Porsche Tibialifex (stocking-maker) and of M. Elisabeth. Liberec Baptisms (Křty) 1771-1780 (v. L84-6)