Rockefeller is a German surname, originally given to people from the village of Rockenfeld near Neuwied in the Rhineland. It may refer to:
Rockefeller family [ edit ]
John D. Rockefeller Sr. (1839–1937), founder of the Standard Oil Company
Laura Spelman Rockefeller (1839–1915), wife of John D.R., namesake of Spelman College
William Rockefeller (1841–1922), brother of John D.R.
Bessie Rockefeller Strong (1866–1906), daughter of John D.R.
Alice Rockefeller (1869–1870), daughter of John D.R.
Alta Rockefeller Prentice (1871–1962), daughter of John D.R., founder Alta House (settlement house)
Edith Rockefeller McCormick (1872–1932), daughter of John D.R., feminist, philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr. (Junior) (1874–1960), son of Senior
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1874–1948), wife of Junior
Percy Avery Rockefeller (1878–1934), son of William
Margaret Rockefeller Strong de Larraín, Marquesa de Cuevas (1897–1985), daughter of Bessie Rockefeller Strong, granddaughter of Laura Spellman Rockefeller and John D. Rockefeller
James Stillman Rockefeller (1902–2004), grandson of William, a gold medal winner at the 1924 Paris Olympics, president of The First National City Bank of New York, now Citibank
John D. Rockefeller III (1906–1978), third-generation, grandson of John D.R.
Nelson Rockefeller (1908–1979), third-generation, 41st Vice-President of the United States
Laurance Rockefeller (1910–2004), third-generation, conservationist
Winthrop Rockefeller (1912–1973), third-generation, governor of Arkansas
David Rockefeller (1915–2017), third-generation, banker and statesman, founder of the Trilateral Commission
John D. "Jay" Rockefeller IV (born 1937), fourth-generation, Democratic U.S. Senator for West Virginia
Michael Rockefeller (1938 – c. 1961), fourth-generation, youngest son of Nelson and his first wife
Winthrop Paul Rockefeller (1948–2006), Republican lieutenant governor of Arkansas
Richard Rockefeller (1949–2014), fourth-generation, physician, son of David Mark Rockefeller (born 1967), fourth-generation, son of Nelson
Other people [ edit ]
Jim Rockefeller, inventor of the Rockefeller Yankee, a fiberglass-bodied sports car
Lewis K. Rockefeller (1875–1948), US Representative from New York, Republican; not a member of the John D. Rockefeller branch of the family dynasty Clark Rockefeller (born Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, 1961), convicted murderer and imposter
Institutions [ edit ]
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, principal third-generation philanthropy
Rockefeller Center, a major New York City building complex
Rockefeller College, a residential college at Princeton University
Rockefeller Foundation, principal family philanthropic organization
Rockefeller Group, former owner of Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Institute of Government, a public policy research unit which conducts studies related to government in the United States
Rockefeller Museum, an archaeological museum in Jerusalem, Israel
Rockefeller Music Hall, a music venue in Oslo, Norway Rockefeller University, a private research university in New York City
Rockefeller drug laws
Roc-A-Fella Records, a large American hip hop record label
, a novelty song, a hit for Esther and Abi Ofarim in 1968 Cinderella Rockefella
, a 1968 Brazilian telenovela Beto Rockfeller
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway, a road between Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park
Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve, a preserved area within Grand Teton National Park
Rockefeller State Park Preserve, a state park in New York State
Oysters Rockefeller, a dish made with oysters "
Rockefeller Street," a song by Estonian singer Getter Jaani " The Rockafeller Skank", a song by British musician Fatboy Slim
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Hanks, Patrick; Hodges, Flavia (2002). The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford University Press. p. 528. ISBN 0198605617.