The Astor family is a living in the United States and Britain family of German descent, which at times was in the 19th century as the richest family in the USA. Its roots lie in Walldorf (Baden). As the founder of the family of German immigrants Johann Jacob Astor is considered who immigrated after the American Revolution in the U.S. and his fortune in the fur trade (American Fur Company ) and later in the real estate business, particularly in the emerging New York, made.
A branch of the family was established in the late 19th century Britain, where it is the holder of the hereditary peerage title Viscount Astor Astor of Hever and Baron.
- Johann Jacob Astor (1763-1848) ∞ 1785 Sarah Todd ( 1762-1843 ) William Backhouse Astor (1792-1875) ∞ 1818 Margaret Rebecca Armstrong ( 1800-1872 ) John Jacob Astor III (1822-1890) ∞ 1846 Charlotte Augusta Gibbs ( 1825-1887 ) William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor ( 1848-1919 ) ∞ 1878 Mary Dahlgren Paul ( 1858-1894 ) Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor ( 1872-1952 ) ∞ 1906 Nancy Witcher Langhorne ( 1879-1964 ) William Waldorf Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor ( 1907-1966 ), British nobleman and politician William Astor, 4th Viscount Astor ( born 1951 ), British nobleman and politician
- John Jacob Astor IV (1864-1912) ∞ 1891-1910 Ava Lowle Willing (1868-1958); ∞ 1911 Madeleine Talmage Force ( 1893-1940 ) William Vincent Astor (1891-1959); ∞ 1914 Helen Dinsmore Huntington; ∞ 1939 Mary Benedict Cushing; ∞ 1953 Roberta Brooke Russell ( 1902-2007 )
- John Jacob Astor VI (1912-1992); ∞ 1934 Ellen Tuck French ( * 1916); ∞ 1946 Gertrude Gretsch; ∞ 1954 Dolores Fullman (* 1929)