The Rothschild family claim to be a branch of the older Hahn family of Germany. The surname Hahn can be traced back to the founder of the Mecklenburg line, Eckhard Hahn, who is mentioned in chronicles as early as 1230 A.D. In circa 1622, Katherine Hahn of Hinrichshagen (c1596-1632) married Ulrich Oldenburg, Prince of Denmark (1578-1624). The sister of Ulrich Oldenburg, Anne Oldenburg, married James VI and I of Great Britain. Mayer Amschel Rothschild was Court banker to William I, Elector of Hesse. (see pages 27; 28; 31; 42). William I, Elector of Hesse married Wilhelmina Caroline Oldenburg. The House of Oldenburg includes many European Royal families such as the House of Windsor.
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