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Paul Johnson writes "[T]he Rothschilds are elusive.
There is no book about them that is both revealing and accurate.
your friends at the West End have the business in their hands to decide between Portugal & Brazil and an early intimation from you may serve us materially."—Samuel Phillips & Co to Nathan Rothschild In 1816, four of the brothers were each elevated to the hereditary nobility by Austrian Emperor Francis I, and a fifth brother, Nathan, was elevated in 1818.
By this means, Jewish financiers obtained an increasing share of international finance during the middle and last quarter of the 19th century.
The head of the whole group was the Rothschild family..." It also states: "Of more recent years, non-Jewish financiers have learned the same cosmopolitan method, and, on the whole, the control is now rather less than more in Jewish hands than formerly." Mayer Rothschild successfully kept the fortune in the family with carefully arranged marriages, often between first- or second-cousins (similar to royal intermarriage).
The name is derived from the German zum rothen Schild (with the old spelling "th"), meaning "at the red shield", in reference to the house where the family lived for many generations (in those days houses were designated not by numbers but by signs displaying different symbols or colours).
A red shield can still be seen at the centre of the Rothschild coat of arms.