Are the Rockefellers of Jewish Descent?
Originally Published at Conspiracy Archive on 2009/07/30
An article at Henry Makow’s site by Willie Martin caught my attention.
A book overlooked by most people and published for sale mainly within the Jewish community states that the Rockefellers are Jews of Sephardic descent (meaning Spanish and Portuguese Jews). The work was published only for Jews some years ago. The work was compiled by the Jewish historian Malcolm H. Stern and entitled “Americans of Jewish Decent.”
That book weighed 10 pounds and gave the history of 25,000 Jewish individuals in America. It is extremely interesting to note that only 550 copies of the book were printed and each copy was consecutively numbered. The book was delivered to the top Jewish community leaders in America for their personal reference files in dealing with and contacting Jews who are “Marranos” (those Jews who “PRETEND” to be Christians in their community but secretly hold to their Jewish faith and race when among their own kind.)
Stephen Birmingham in “The Grandees” reports: “Who would expect to find the Rockefellers in the book.” Stern’s work traces what he calls the “Nobility of Jewry – the Sephardim who lived in Spain and Portugal as princes of the land.” […]
Yes, I’ve heard of Stern’s book before. It is indeed rare and only 500+ books were printed at the time. Back in 2005 (or thereabouts) I did a cursory search at AbeBooks and found two copies for sale:
1. AMERICANS OF JEWISH DESCENT
STERN, Malcolm H.
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(Asbury Park, NJ, U.S.A.) Price: US$ 2850.00
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Book Description: : A COMPENDIUM OF GENEALOGY. Cincinnati, Ohio: Hebrew Union College Press, [1960, 1960. ]. Large oblong quarto, light-purple cloth. Publications Of The American Jewish Archives, Number V. Limited Edition of 550 numbered copies. A scarce title! Near Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 44244
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2. AMERICANS OF JEWISH DESCENT
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Book Description: LIMITED EDITION and this is #467 out of 550. Published in 1960 . Over 300 pages. Traces the ancestry of some 25,000 American Jewish men and women from the 18th Century. Yes the Vanderbilts and the Rockefellers are there too., 1960. In very good condition save small mark on front cover. Fine paper and very heavy. A work of remarkable achievement. Bookseller Inventory # CR 1
Way too expensive for my blood. And with that I filed it away with some other research data and nearly forgot about it, until now. But after being reminded of it again, and through a few searches at Google, I have finally gotten to the bottom of the nature of the Rockefeller data in Stern’s book.
First off: the entire rare volume is now online for everyone to inspect, here.
When it first appeared in 1960, Malcolm Stern’s Americans of Jewish Descent marked a milestone in the study of American Jewish genealogy. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives is proud to make the latest edition of this classic text available online.
Researchers now have access to the complete text of Rabbi Stern’s monumental volume that was published in 1991 as the updated and revised 3rd edition entitled: First American Jewish Families: 600 Genealogies, 1654-1988. This publication is an historical document in its own right, and it is not our intention to alter it in any way. Students of American Jewish genealogy are encouraged to use this text as a basis for their research.
It’s entirely searchable; and a query for “Rockefeller” will bring up results contained on one page.
Rather than the entire family being of Jewish descent as some have implied, the Jewish blood stems from the marriage of Godfrey S. Rockefeller to Helen Gratz. Michael Collins Piper, in an apparent communication with someone who posts at Stormfront, summed it up:
As far as the Rockefeller family is concerned it should be noted that there is no solid information indicating that they are of Jewish extraction, although there has been much speculation and rumor for over a century. Contrary to widespread perception, the often touted “proof” that “the Rockefellers are Jewish” is not proof at all. The rumor stems from the fact that author Stephen Birmingham in his book The Grandees , a profile of the history of America’s Sephardic jewish elite, mentioned that the name “Rockefeller” can be found in a rare 1960 genealogical study, Americans of Jewish Descent by Malcolm Sten.
Although some sources jumped on that information and begin circulating the story that this was proof that the Rockefellers are of Jewish descent, a close and careful read of the entire book will demonstrate that the Rockefellers who have Jewish blood in their veins stem from the time of Godfrey Rockefeller, who married on Helen Gratz, who was Jewish. Their family members and heirs, by the way, were raised in the Episcopal Church and have had little if anything to do with Jewish or Israeli affairs.
Godfrey Rockefeller, in fact, was from a seperate line of the Rockefeller family, descended from one of the brothers of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. and was a second cousin to the famed Rockefeller brothers – Nelson, David, Laurence, and John D. III. Thus, any traces of Jewish blood in Godfrey’s heirs cannot be ascribed to the better known branch of the Rockefeller family.
Although I hate to quote from the Stormfront site, I thought I’d include this (purported) analysis by Piper simply because the latter is no friend of the Zionists and spends much time trying to suss out the influence of Jews upon the power structure of America and beyond.
That Godfrey Rockefeller had married a woman of Jewish descent has been known for years, was never a secret, and we certainly didn’t need Stern to tells us that. The entire “revelation” in the book by the latter, consists in the Gratz family tree, and how the Rockefellers married into it. That’s it; that’s all.
But the Willie Martin article claims a more substantial Jewish pedigree:
It was in 1492 that King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain expelled the Jews from their country and confiscated their ill-gotten wealth. It was during this period that the Rockefeller family moved to the Turkish Empire which welcomed the Jews at that time, believing them to be a “poor persecuted people.”
The grandfather of our former Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller, admitted that his family once moved from Turkey to France. It was from France that they moved to America. John D. Rockefeller, Sr., was a wealthy man even before he took over Standard Oil Co., which made their family one of the richest in the world. No one has ever explained how this family came into such wealth as soon as they arrived in America from France.
There is no known information on how the Rockefellers came into huge amounts of money in France. Some thing they got their money from the Rothschilds and were originally their agents in buying up Christian businesses in America.
The Rockefellers are of German descent, not Spain nor Turkey nor France, and especially not of Marrano extraction. The Wikipedia article on the family actually has a good write-up on the geneological ancestry of the Rockefellers that reflects what is now accepted by scholars:
The name is an anglicized version of the German Rokkenfelder or Rockenfeller, meaning from Rockenfeld. The Rockefellers’ origin can be explicitly traced back to the villages of Ehlscheid, Segendorfand Fahr (all suburbanised to Neuwied, Rhineland-Palatinate). These are neighbored to the small settlement of Rockenfeld – part of Neuwied’s quarter Feldkirchen. In Germany, Rockenfeller is known as a family name.
Family records in parish registers reach back to the end of the Thirty Years’ War. The earliest known ancestors (direct line) are Goddard (Gotthard) Rockenfeller (*ca. 1590) Johann Wilhelm Rockenfeller(*ca. 1628,†1702) and Johannes Rockenfeller (*ca. 1634,†1684). Johann Peter (*1682), son of Johannes, moved in 1723 to Ringoes, New Jersey. Johann Thiel (*1695), grandson of Johann Wilhelm, immigrated in 1735 to Germantown, New York. William Avery Rockefeller was looking for a noble descent and a possible connection to a French Huguenot family de Roquefeullie was discussed. However, this is unlikely because the name Rockenfeld is recorded in the region long before the Huguenots fled France (1685).
Johann Peter’s grandson, William, married a distant relative, Christina, the granddaughter of a cousin of Johann Peter. This marriage produced a son, Godfrey, who married Lucy Avery in 1806. Avery’s ancestors were part of the Puritan tide from Devon, England to Massachusetts around 1630. Lucy Avery could justly claim descent from Edmund Ironside, the English king, crowned in 1016.
Godfrey and Lucy eventually shifted to the remote, backwater stagecoach stop of Richford, in the western part of New York State. Their son, William Avery Rockefeller (1810–1906) was a trader in salt and timber who adopted a vagabond life as a confidence man and was known as “Big Bill”, who sired two illegitimate children with his housekeeper. He married up, to Eliza Davison in 1837; her father, John Davison, was relatively rich for the time. Their second child was John Davison Rockefeller, and their third William Rockefeller.
The Rockefellers eventually settled near Cleveland, Ohio, where they would develop into the world-renowned family empire they are today. It was in Cleveland where John D. Sr. would amass his great fortune through Standard Oil which he formed with his brother William Rockefeller,Henry Flagler, chemist Samuel Andrews, and a silent partner Stephen V. Harkness., and where he would later be buried at Lake View Cemetery. In the generations since, however, the Rockefeller family has largely migrated to New York City, although many descendants remain in Cleveland or have since spread out across the country (e.g. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia). The family business headquarters is now located in New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza.
Much more interesting to me than Godfrey marrying a Jewish woman, is that he was a member of the Scroll & Key, and was involved with the Bushes and their Skull & Bones cronies:
Godfrey S. Rockefeller, Scroll & Key 1921
Godfrey Stillman Rockefeller was the the grandson of John D. Rockefeller’s brother William, and a son of William Goodsell Rockefeller, Yale 1892, whose cousin B. Brewster Jennings was the president of Memorial Hospital from 1958-68. (William Goodsell Rockefeller, B.A. 1892. Bulletin of Yale University. Obituary Record of Yale Graduates 1922-1923, pp. 173-174.) He was a member of Scroll & Key. (“Tap Day” at Yale Finds New Society Selecting Members. Chicago Daily Tribune, May 22, 1920.) His aunt, Emma Rockefeller, married Dr. D. Hunter McAlpin, the son of the head of the D.H. McAlpin & Co. tobacco firm in 1895, while his cousin, Joan Rockefeller, married David H. McAlpin, the grandson of Dr. McAlpin., in 1953. (Joan Rockefeller Becomes Engaged. New York Times, Nov. 17, 1952; Joan Rockefeller Wed in Greenwich. New York Times, Jun. 14, 1953.) Godfrey Rockefeller was elected a director of Benson & Hedges in 1946. (Other Company Meetings. New York Times, Apr. 12, 1946.) He exchanged his shares for those of Philip Morris in 1954. (Letter from Joseph Cullman to Rockefeller, Jan. 18, 1954.)
Obituary Record 1922-1923 / Yale University Library (pdf, 385 pp)
Cullman to Rockefeller, Jan. 18, 1954 / tobacco document
Godfrey S. Rockefeller was on the board of directors of Freeport McMoRan for 50 years. He and his cousin Chauncey D. Stillman were elected together (Freeport Texas Elects 2 to Board. New York Times, Dec. 22, 1931.) He graduated from Yale in 1921, and two classmates in Skull & Bones 1921, Charles Harvey Bradley and John Sidney Acosta, were ushers at his wedding; also Henry Mali, John French Richardson Dilworth [both Scroll & Key 1921], and his brothers, William A. and J. Stillman Rockefeller. Frederick W. Lincoln was his best man, and his uncle, Percy A. Rockefeller, S&B 1900, attended. (Miss Gratz a Bride. New York Times, Jun. 27 1923.) His wife, Helen Gratz, was from St. Louis, Missouri, and Mrs. Prescott S. Bush of Columbus, Ohio, formerly Dorothy Walker of St. Louis, was supposed to have been an attendant (G.S. Rockefeller to Marry June 26. New York Times, Jun. 7, 1923.) Helen Gratz was the daughter of Benjamin Gratz. (Society. New York Times, May 6, 1923.) Mrs. Rockefeller was president of the Research In Schizophrenia Endowment (RISE), whose activists included Sen. Prescott S. Bush, Mrs. Prescott S. Bush Jr., and Dr. John Walker, S&B 1931, president of the board of managers of Memorial Hospital in New York City from 1965 to 1974. (Greenwich Fete May 4 to Aid Reasearch in Schizophrenia. New York Times, Apr. 24, 1960.) Mrs. Rockefeller also raised funds for the National Association for Mental Health, with Mrs. Albert D. Lasker as a member of her committee. (New Year’s Ball Will Take Place In Grand Central. New York Times, Dec. 9, 1963.)
Godfrey S. Rockefeller was a limited partner in Clark, Dodge & Company from 1936 to at least 1945. (Display Ad. 36. New York Times, Jan. 1, 1936 p. 43; Display Ad 194. New York Times, Aug. 9, 1945.) He was a stockholder in the Enterprise Development Corporation, a closed investment trust of heirs of William Rockefeller and Thomas F. Ryan, whose directors included Clendenin J. Ryan, Frederic W. Lincoln, and Morehead Patterson, S&B 1920. (Trust to Supply Venture Capital. New York Times, Mar. 31, 1948.) He was chairman of the Cranston Print Works, a Rockefeller-owned textile company, since 1946. (Godfrey S. Rockefeller, Dies; Executive in Textiles Was 83. New York Times, Feb. 25, 1983.) David H. McAlpin 3d was also a partner of Clark, Dodge & Co. during those years.
Godfrey S. Rockefeller Dies / New York Times, Feb. 25, 1983
“Certainly the real monarch of George Bush’s Andover secret society, and George’s sponsor, was this “Rocky’s” father, ‘Godfrey S. Rockefeller.’ The latter gentleman had been on the staff of the Yale University establishment in China in 1921-22. Yale and the Rockefellers were breeding a grotesque communist insurgency with British Empire ideology; another Yale staffer there was Mao Zedong, later the communist dictator and mass murderer. While he was over in China, Papa Godfrey’s cousin Isabel had been the bridesmaid at the wedding of George Bush’s parents.” (Excerpt from George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography – Part 2 of 8.)
George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography / Internetpirate.com
“…have had little if anything to do with jewish or israeli affairs”? What a moronic crock of shit comment. The U.S. spends BILLIONS on military aid to israel each year. You’re going to tell me some of that money isn’t coming from the rockefeller pockets?
Here, educate yourself before you spew total and utter drivel:
Rockefeller initiative to aid Israeli city become ‘calamity-proofed’
Rockefeller Backs U.S. Aid to Israel
Nice bit of nitpicking. Anything to say about the premise of the article itself? Do you have evidence of Rockefeller Jewish ancestry that has eluded us all?
Well you did kinda ruin the article for me as I was skimming through it to see if it’s worth reading, and that absurd statement caught my eye. So frankly I lost interest in the article. I don’t think it’s nitpicking at all when I call you out on a false statement that contradicts the core of your article. Why do you think people are interested in this article? It’s because there was no loud and clear answer prior to reaching your article on whether the Rockefellers are jews or not. And I think it’s fair to assume that the majority of viewers this particular article attracts are particularly interested in knowing whether or not Rockefellers are jews and/or attaining some clarification on why Rockfellers support Israel (especially if they are not Jews). Then you go and write a statement like that in your article. Do you see the anomaly? So I think you ought to re-examine the credibility of the article. That said, I am a newcomer to your website and it seems to me as though you have some very rich and insightful material that will be worthwhile to check out. Plus I just heard your 1 hour radio interview on youtube and I enjoyed it. Keep up the good work and sorry for overreacting in my first comment. Oh, and with regards to evidence of Rockefeller Jewish ancestry, no I do not have any. So I am going to assume they are not jews. But hey, neither was Balfour.
Have a nice day.
correction. I misread the statement. I see now that you were quoting. Once again, my apologies.
would the fact that David, Nelson, Winthrop and — were grandsons of Nelson Aldrich be relevant to the discussion ? If jewish status passes by female, Nelson’s daughter might be jewish ?
Are you sure this name (Rockefeller) doesn’t derive from the German words “Rachen Felder”? This means “Fields of Vengeance” or “Killing Fields.”
Sure. And, no it doesn’t mean that. Rockenfeld means field of rocks – as in: you’re gonna have a tough time sowing your field with all them rocks in the way.
Hey good job. Had a good reading.
You say that Elisabeth Davison was not a Jew?? 1. Davidson = son of David and David is a Jewish name. Her mother’s name: Cynthia (Sytje) Davison and Cynthia’ father’ name: Abraham Selover son of Isaak (!!!) and Syche Selover. Isaak, Abraham – these are Jewish names! http://www.geni.com/people/Abraham-Selover/6000000027616730393
And look at her nose:))
The Selovers were in the Reformed Dutch Church. One of the earliest ancestors of that family is Abraham Selover, born Aug. 29 1697, christened and baptized on the same day in the same church:
Some Christians like Hebrew names, and like to honor their favorite characters in the bible.
Even further back (Abraham’s parentage), the Selovers were actually French Huguenots refugees who came from the Calais, France region via the Netherlands. The name at that time was Seloivre. They were Protestants, fleeing from Catholic persecution in France – and eventually connected with the Dutch Reform Church once in New York.
I am a descendant of this family and have been working on entering some of Mabel Hadler’s info into a genealogy database in order to upload it to genealogy.com. I have been able to locate and buy the latest edition of her book on the Slover/Selover/Sealover family.
Are you using the updated version of the 1968 version? This was not published, only distributed electronically:
One has to be sceptical about such claims – sound more like crypto-jews. Lets take a current example. One of the persons that claims to be a fervent catholic in Venezuela today is that lackey of the Wall Street bankers known as Henrique Capriles Radonski.
Capriles Radonski is of Sephardi Jewish and Ashkenazi Jewish descent; his grandparents immigrated from Russia and Poland during World War II. However, he considers himself a devout Catholic, revealing that his greatest hero in history was Jesus Christ….. Capriles (and Leopoldo Lopez) have been lackeys of the CIA since at least 2002 when they were involved in the coup against Chavez. Of course, Capriles is also a collaborator with the zionists and their widespread corruption in Latin America.
Israel’s Man in Venezuela – Henrique Capriles Radonski
Capriles’ family was also heavily involved in jewish slave trading in Curacao.
Caribbean Project: Jews, Slavery, and the Dutch Caribbean
And some “christians” are just Judaized.
With respect, but no one who considers himself a serious researcher would quote Jewpedia as a reliable source for info on the powers that be, especially info on Jews. Even the disso Jew Makow seems to be more honest. LOL
Many people dont know that Jews moved from Spain – Portugal into the Netherlands Holland and the provinces. they then went to the Caribbean and what would become New York New Jersey.
The Maranos also shuffled into Spanish conquered central and south America and Brazil
I studied the genealogy of the family Roccafoul or Roquefeuille of the South of France of who the Rockefeller family claims to descend. It is a very great genealogy, I write a whole book but I can give some details: the Roccafoul or Roquefeuille were the Lords of the Albatera. The king of Aragon signed a document about 1274, for a man named Ben Hud, a Berber who was one of the few conquerors who had not yet left Spain. This Ben Hud or Ahmed or Mohamed Abenhudiel was the only known lord of the Albatera and he remained lord of the Albatera sworning obedience to the king of Aragon henceforth as his vassal. But the Berbers often embraced the Jewish religion to avoid being converted to Islam. They were neither Jews nor Arabs, they claimed to be either Sunnis or Jews and tolerated the Jewish religion better than the Christians of the time. But their Jewishness stops there. Some members of this family were able to contract marriages with Jews, but this does not mean that the Rockefellers are of Jewish origin.
This statement is contradictory: “They were neither Jews nor Arabs, they claimed to be either Sunnis or Jews.” If it’s easier for you to write in French, by all means do so.
Article & many of the comments are fascinating! TY for your wonderful research! I told my husband me may be distantly related to the Rockefeller family due to his father’s side being related to French Huguenots. He assured me that most likely he would most likely not recieve monetary compensation from the recently departed David Rockefeller.
TBF, I came to this article to find out if the Rockefeller family were Jews as I am Jewish.
I have some Huguenot blood in me. My paternal ancestor came from France during the first Huguenot rebellion in the early 1600s. He escaped to York in England and married a Mellanson from a clan there that dated back to the 1000s. When they emigrated to the new world, to New Brunswick/Nova Scotia, he took his wife’s last name because it was Protestant: the religious wars were still going on in the new world (subtle or not). That’s how all the Melanson lineage – in Acadia and in Cajun lands – got their name. We all trace back to this marriage in the early 1600s. Their two sons would perpetuate the family until the present day. Just two sons and now there’s thousands of us all tracing back to that line.
England and France would squabble over who owned the territory, rich in resources and worth fighting over. Eventually, England decided to ‘ethnically cleanse’ the French catholic population in Acadia. Their farms were attacked and after an extended fight (with the French having natives as allies) England gained control over the whole peninsula. The Melansons and other french families (Leblancs, Dupuis, Cormiers, Bastaraches, Belliveaus, Lirettes etc), in 1755, were rounded up and shipped off to America, the eastern seaboard around Boston and into Louisiana ultimately where they became the Cajuns.
Great article, very interesting along with everyone’s comments. Whether the Rockefeller’s are Jewish or Christian is really of no consequence. The logo of Standard Oil’s is a Flame Torch and Flame Torches are evidence of the LUCIFERIAN Creed. The Rothschilds & Rockefellers are the leading family names of the Illuminati Secret Society and the Illuminati along with their Freemason extension are ALL LUCIFERIAN/DEVIL WORSHIPPERS who desire a CONTROLLED LUCIFERIC society under a One World Global system. As Satanic as it is, these Secret Society members CLOAK theirselves under the banner of said religions but thats what they DECEIVE the common people with. Mao Tse Tung, Vladmir Lenin, Joseph Stalin etc. were all EVIL men who KILLED many Christians & common people. The Rothschild & Rockefeller famlies supported, aided and abetted and even conspired with these EVIL Mass Murderers. The Creed of the Rockefellers was ALWAYS and Still is “LUCIFERIAN.”
And Lucifer is the god of the Jews:
“In 1770 the money lenders (who had recently organised the House of Rothschild), retained him (Adam Weishaupt) to revise and modernise the age old protocols designed to give the Synagogue of Satan ultimate world domination so they can impose the LUCIFERIAN IDEOLOGY upon what remains of the human race, after the final social cataclysm, by use of satanic despotism. Weishaupt completed his task May 1st 1776.”
“We are a chosen people. Most Jews do not like to admit it but our god is Lucifer and we Jews are his chosen people. Lucifer is very much alive.” –
– Harold W. Rosenthal
“When Germany, England and America will long have lost their present identity or purpose we shall still be strong in ours. We Jews, we, the destroyers, will remain the destroyers for ever. Nothing that you will do will meet our needs and demands. We will for ever destroy because we need a world of our own, a god-world, which it is not in your nature to build.”
– Maurice Samuel, Taken from his book: “You Gentiles” Page 155.
Satan is otherwise known as The Destroyer in the Holy Scriptures.
Good ending. Ties in well with statement from ‘Brother Charles’ below.
P.S. First quote by William Guy Carr; “Pawns in the Game”
Means nothing of the sort. While “feld” does in fact mean field in German, there is NO german word “rocken” – apart from a modern perversion: rocken: play/dance rock music
Rockenfeld did exist (now gone), but this has little to say about whether the Rockefellers are jewish since Nieuwied had a substantial jewish population (and apparently still does). Lets remember that Rheinland-Pfalz (Mainz. Coblenz, Nieuwied, …. ) was a major jewish center in Germany during the middle ages.
Niederbieber (Stadt Neuwied, Kreis Neuwied) Jüdischer Friedhof
Die jüdische Gemeinde Neuwied unterhielt spätestens seit dem 17. Jahrhundert (1629?) einen Friedhof im heutigen Neuwieder Ortsteil Niederbieber. Er wurde auch von den jüdischen Gemeinden in der weiteren Umgebung als Begräbnisplatz benutzt. Der älteste sicher zu datierende Grabstein ist von 1706. Der Friedhof wurde bis 1942 belegt. Die Friedhofsfläche umfasst 111,94 (oder 110,37) ar. Eine Friedhofshalle war seit 1908 vorhanden. Sie wurde in der Pogromnacht 1938 schwer beschädigt; die Ruine wurde 1947 abgebrochen. Die 1913 entstandene Zeichnung links stammt von Malermeister Peter Kesselheim (Quelle). Das Friedhofsgelände wird heute von der jüdischen Kulturgemeinde Koblenz verwaltet. In der neueren Zeit wurde das Gelände durch einen stabilen Eisenzaun eingefriedet. Eine Orientierungstafel ist am Haupteingang angebracht. Das Tor ist am Tag für jeden Besucher offen – der Eingang befindet sich an der Kurt Schumacher-Straße. Seit Februar 1985 steht der Friedhof unter Denkmalschutz. Er ist in den 1980er-Jahren auf Betreiben des Deutsch-Israelischen Freundeskreises in Neuwied restauriert worden. Beim Friedhof Niederbieber handelt es sich um einen der größten jüdischen Friedhöfe in Rheinland-Pfalz. Es sind 661 Grabsteine für 770 Verstorbenen erhalten. Auf 294 Gräbern ist kein Grabstein mehr vorhanden. …..
“”The jewish community of Nieuwied maintained since at the latest the 17th century (1629?) a cemetery in today’s Nieuwied district Niederbieber. …….
You do give links for three supposed ancestors:
“”The earliest known ancestors (direct line) are Goddard (Gotthard) Rockenfeller (*ca. 1590) Johann Wilhelm Rockenfeller(*ca. 1628,†1702) and Johannes Rockenfeller (*ca. 1634,†1684)….”
but since none of these lnks exist (in wikipedia), perhaps you made them up? The same is true for this statement: “The Wikipedia article on the family actually has a good write-up on the geneological ancestry of the Rockefellers…” – nothing about Germany ancestors in the link you give.
Nobody doubts that the Rothschilds came from Germany and were jews. Why should a German origin near major jewish communities preclude that the Rockefellers are also (crypto?) jewish?
Lets remember that after the Brits started the trend at the beginning of the Renaissance (jewish expulsion in 1290), much of the rest of western Europe followed suit (the Spanish, although they are cast as the villains today, were actually rather late in their expulsion of jews)
Jewish banishment and the City of London – The Truthseeker
Perhaps the topic of whether there were also crypto-jews in Germany needs to be investigated. Seems likely.
Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750
Sorry, but can’t see that your article added any real information to the question of whether the Rockefellers have a jewish ancestry.
Rückenvelt, originally. Rücken as in ridge. So: back-field; or, field overlooking the ridge.
Jewish communities all throughout the old “Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation” – all in ghettos. Jews did not work the fields – they were confined to usery, advising nobility on banking, coin and monetary exchange, and petty pawn (all of which they had an aptitude for).
> You do give links for three supposed ancestors
No. I quoted verbatim from Wikipedia in 2009 when this article was first written; the links were those in the wikipedia entry:
The source(s) in question for those early ancestors is the following:
Scheiffarth, Engelbert: Der New Yorker Gouverneur Nelson A. Rockefeller und die Rockenfeller im Neuwieder Raum. Genealogisches Jahrbuch, 9 (1969), pp. 16-41
But also: Ron Chernow, Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., London: Warner Books, 1998
> Nobody doubts that the Rothschilds came from Germany and were jews.
They are Jews because they’ve always been Jews. They are not Jews because they happened to have lived in greater Germany – in the Frankfurt ghetto originally.
> Why should a German origin near major jewish
> communities preclude that the Rockefellers are
> also (crypto?) jewish?
It doesn’t preclude anything. Proof should be immune to bias. If there were proof of jewish heritage we’d all know about it. History cannot be suppressed as much as some like/wish to think.
Terry. I noticed a genealogy website about the Rockefeller family, and it seems that they are proud to point out their heritage back to Ann Boleyn, Henry VIII’s 2nd wife. The Rockefellers can be traced back to Mary Boleyn, sister of Ann (queen). Mary was the wife of Sir William Carey.
Oh I love the internet, in 15 min. we can do more research than old school could do in a lifetime. FYI, the KJV of the bible is the only one not copyrighted, the NIV is owned by Rupert Murdock – International Bible Society (Zondervan-HarperCollins-News Corp.-News Corporation-Rupert Murdoch), KJV “And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.” NIV “The LORD then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.” BIG problem, the KJV says God is (in) the ark, the NIV says God is outside the ark. Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
B, Rothschid Lion in the Scottish flag
C, https://www.mdhardingtravelphotography.com/post/2018/11/30/pirates-arrr-in-fife Pirate Captain Avery was Scottish.
D Skull & Bones Pirates & Yale.
E, McAlpin Dynasty were the first Kings of Scotland. (see Emma Rockefeller above)
F, The Templar Fleet disappeared. Many believe to Scotlland.
G, Banking history of Scotand.
I have much more but cannot put it all here. There is enough there for any researcher to be going on with.