We’ve talked about Posh Baby Names, Old Fashioned Baby Names and every baby name theme in between.
But what do the uber rich families, families with names we all recognise, call their children?
Well wonder no longer – these are the baby names from America’s Uber Rich Families. You might want to name your baby after them… hopefully, your kids will get some of that luck and turn out to be a millionaire!
The Rockefeller Family:
The Rockefeller Family’s wealth started with John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil. The company was founded in the 1870’s and grew to be the top player in the oil refining industry in the US. It was not long enough before John Rockefeller became the country’s first billionaire. David Rockefeller, the remaining grandson of John Rockefeller, was named as the world’s oldest billionaire before he died at the age of 101.
According to an article by Forbes, David was worth around $3.3 billion and was the 604th richest among billionaires.
Names from The Rockefeller Family :
Blanchette Ferry Hooker
The Rothchild Family:
The Rothchild Family was considered the richest family in the world in the 1800’s. They originated from Frankfurt and established multiple financial institutions. The founding Rothchild was Mayer Amschel Rothschild who established his banking business in the 1760’s. Mayer had five sons who established the banking business in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Vienna and Naples.
Today, they have interests in finance, mining, wine, energy and farming. The family is very private and many conspiracy theories surround them and their wealth. As they kept all the banks within the family, this enabled them to be secretive about their true wealth.
The Du Pont Family:
The Du Pont’s are original American Old Money and their influence can still be felt today. At the height of their fame, their companies employed up to 10% of the entire US population. The Du Pont’s made their fortune in the gunpower business selling product to be used in the Civil War. They then expanded into chemicals and then the automotive industry.
Many of the Du Pont Family Mansions (there is more than one!) are now open to the public as museums, formal gardens or parks. The Du Ponts have French originals and are descended from Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours who was the son of a prominent French Watchmaker. The Du Pont’s are known for their reverie for preservation of historical buildings and places.
The Du Pont’s are related to the Astor Family, the Rockefeller Family, the Roosevelt Family and the Vanderbilt Family.
The Vanderbilt Family:
The Vanderbilts are one of the oldest and richest families in American and in fact, the famous American journalist, Anderson Cooper is a descendant and the 3rd generation grandson of business magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt. According to history, the forefather of the family, Cornelius Vanderbilt is a self-made multi-millionaire in America in the 19th century. The Vanderbilts are also known for their lavish homes, opulent parties and colourful characters that had made them the Gilded Age’s poster family.
The Astor Family:
The Astor family is very prominent in America and United Kingdom. They are known not only in business but as well in politics and they are one of America’s first aristocrats. It was known that one of the Astor’s, John Jacob Astor IV, died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic in April 1912.
The Astor’s as one of the great American dynasties were known for building well-known hotels, properties and political legacies, too.
Lucy Alphra Nancy
Annabel Lucy Veronica
The Getty Family:
Last 2015, Forbes put the family on the 54th spot with five billion worth of fortune. The Getty family was known before for being heavily involved in the petroleum industry and became one of America’s richest family. Despite of this fortune, the Gettys also has it’s share of controversies which somehow led to the steady decay of the family.
Tara Gabriel Galaxy Gramophone
Many believed that this family was cursed due to controversies and tragedies but The Kennedys were much more known for their great legacies in politics, public service and business. This prominent American political family have long occupied the political arena because in every year, at least one family member is elected between 1947 and 2011, and then from 2013 onward. That’s a long span of time and no wonder many loved them.
This family is known to be the Gilded Age family that gave it all away. The Carnegie family’s patriarch and forefather, Andrew Carnegie, laid out a bulk of his wealth to improve society, and stimulated a wave of philanthropy. Andrew Carnegie’s legacy is a legacy of civil leadership that was continuously passed on to his lineage.
I hope you had fun learning about the rich families of America – and perhaps you’d fancy some of their names for your baby?
Here’s to wishing our kids grow up to be millionaires! LOL
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