The Astor family achieved prominence in business, society, and politics in the United States and the United Kingdom during the 19th and 20th centuries. With ancestral roots in the Italian Alps region of Italy by way of Germany, the Astors settled in Germany, first appearing in North America in the 18th century with John Jacob Astor, one of the wealthiest people in history.
|Current region||United States|
|Place of origin||Italian American Community, British American Community, German American Community — Germany, Italy, United States, United Kingdom|
|Distinctions||America's first aristocrats|
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