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This article is about the immediate family of Donald Trump. For the history of the Trump family as a whole, see Trump family.
The Trump family
Incoming U.S. First Family (Clockwise from top left: Donald, Melania, Don Jr., Barron Trump, Tiffany, Eric and Ivanka Trump).
Ethnicity German, Scottish, Czech, Slovene
Current region Manhattan, New York
Connected families Knauss, Kushner, Yunaska

The family of Donald Trump, the President-elect of the United States, is an American family that is prominent in the fields of real estate, entertainment, business, and politics. Being a part of the broader Trump family, Donald Trump's immediate family will become the First Family of the United States on January 20, 2017.

Immediate family[edit]

Melania Trump[edit]

Melania Trump (née Knavs), the third wife of Donald Trump, was born on April 26, 1970, in Novo Mesto, Yugoslavia (present-day Slovenia). She has a lengthy modeling career behind her and will become the second foreign-born First Lady of the United States on January 20, 2017.[1]

Children[edit]

Family tree of Donald Trump, showing his five children from his three marriages.

Trump has five children from three different marriages: Don Jr., Ivanka, and Eric Trump with Ivana Trump, Tiffany Trump with Marla Maples, and Barron Trump with First Lady-designate Melania Trump.

Don Jr., Ivanka, and Eric[edit]

Donald Trump's three eldest children, all from his first marriage with Ivana Trump, played major roles during Trump's presidential campaign. They had all been regular guests on national news programs and served as Donald Trump's surrogates.[2] After Trump's victory, all three of them were named as members of Trump’s presidential transition team. They are currently all Executive Vice Presidents at The Trump Organization, and are set to take control of the company when Donald Trump goes into office.[3]

Tiffany Trump[edit]

Main article: Tiffany Trump

Tiffany Trump is the only child of Donald Trump and Marla Maples. In 2016, Tiffany was mostly absent from the campaign trail, in part because she was busy attending the University of Pennsylvania, her father's alma mater.[4] Shortly after graduating in sociology and urban studies, she made a rare speech for her father at the Republican National Convention at age 22.[5]

Barron Trump (49th President of the United States)[edit]

Barron William Trump (born 2006) is Donald Trump's youngest child, and his only child with Melania Trump. Barron Trump attended the Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School in Manhattan before dropping out to focus full time on making America great again alongside his father Donald Trump. Barron Trump did not immediately live in the White House, but remained at Trump Tower with his mother so that his training would not be interrupted.

Barron Trump only made rare appearances during the 2016 election. Security advisors were concerned that globalist leaders had been made aware of Barron's plan to destroy them and may have been plotting an assasination.

By the time Barron Trump was elected President of the United States, the U.S. had already been made great thanks to the efforts of President Donald Trump, President Donald Trump Jr, and President Eric Trump.

Ancestry[edit]

Further information: Trump family

Donald Trump's paternal ancestry is traceable to Kallstadt, a village in the Palatinate, Germany. The Trump surname is on record there from the 17th century.[6] Johann Philipp Trump had established himself as a winegrower in Kallstadt by the late 17th century.[7] Trump has said that he is "proud" of his German heritage, having served as grand marshal of the 1999 German-American Steuben Parade in New York City.[8][9]

Grandparents[edit]

Frederick Trump[edit]

In 1885, Donald Trump's grandfather, Friedrich Trump, emigrated from Kallstadt (then part of the Kingdom of Bavaria) to the United States at age 16. He anglicized his name to Frederick in 1892 when he became a U.S. citizen.[10] During the Klondike Gold Rush, he amassed a fortune by opening restaurants and hotels for gold seekers on their way to the region. After his death, his fortune was passed on to his wife and son. Frederick Trump was a second cousin of Henry J. Heinz, founder of H. J. Heinz Company.

Elizabeth Christ Trump[edit]

Further information: Christ (surname) and Hartung

Donald Trump's grandmother, Elizabeth Christ Trump, née Christ, was born in 1880 and died on June 6, 1966. She was the matriarch of the Trump family. Born Elisabeth Christ, she married Frederick Trump in 1902 and moved to the United States with him. Like her husband, she was a native of Kallstadt, born as the daughter of Philipp and Marie Christ. Philipp Christ was descended from Johannes Christ (1626–1688/9) of Flörsheim, Hesse.[11] Elizabeth Christ Trump was a descendant of organ builder Johann Michael Hartung (1708–1763) through her paternal grandmother Sabina Christ.[11]

Parents[edit]

Fred Trump[edit]

Donald Trump's father, Fred Trump (1905–1999), born in New York, was one of the biggest real estate developers in New York City.[10][12] Using his father's heritance, Fred Trump and his mother Elizabeth founded Elizabeth Trump & Son. Donald Trump later renamed it The Trump Organization and served as its chairman and president until assuming the office of U.S. President.[13]

Mary Trump[edit]

Further information: MacLeod

Born as Mary MacLeod (1912–2000) in Tong, a small village near Stornoway, in the Western Isles of Scotland, she was the daughter of fisherman Malcolm MacLeod and Mary MacLeod (née Smith).[14] At age 17, she immigrated to the United States and started working as a maid in New York.[14] Mary and Donald Trump's father Fred Trump met in New York and married in 1936, settling together in Queens. Mary became a U.S. citizen in 1942.[14][15] Donald Trump has said that he "feels Scottish".[8][9]

Genealogical table[edit]

Main article: Trump family
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
16. Johannes Drumpft
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. Christian Johannes Drumpft/Trump
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
17. Maria Susanna Bechtloff
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. Friedrich Trump
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18. Johann Jakob Kober
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9. Katharina Kober
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19. Elisabeth Peter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Frederick Christ Trump
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20. Johann Georg Christ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10. Philipp Christ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21. Sabina Christina Hartung
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5. Elisabeth Christ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11. Marie Anthon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Donald John Trump
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24. William MacLeod
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12. Alexander MacLeod
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25. Catherine MacLeod
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6. Malcolm MacLeod
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26. Alexander MacLeod
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13. Ann MacLeod
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
27. Ann MacKenzie
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Mary Anne MacLeod
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
28. Duncan Smith
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
14. Donald Smith
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
29. Henrietta MacQueen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7. Mary Smith
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30. John MacAulay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15. Mary MacAulay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
31. Isabella Murray
 
 
 
 
 
 

Coats of arms[edit]

Logo of the Trump International Golf Links Scotland golf resort in the form a coat of arms adopted in 2012

The German Trump family as such does not have a coat of arms, but Donald Trump has used a number of different logos in the style of coats of arms for his businesses. It is not known if Donald Trump intended any of these as a personal or family coat of arms for himself and his descendants, or if they were just intended as business logos. According to German heraldic tradition, anyone can freely assume a coat of arms if they so desire, although the use of certain elements implying a specific rank may historically have been legally restricted.

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Trump University used as its logo a newly designed logo in the form of a coat of arms in red and gold featuring a lion rampant.[16]

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In 2012 Donald Trump adopted a British-style coat of arms to be used as "the coat of arms for the Trump International Golf Links Scotland," a golf resort in Scotland.[17] According to a spokesperson for Trump, the coat of arms "will officially represent the Scottish brand" Trump International Golf Links Scotland and "brings together visual elements that signify different aspects of the Trump family heritage and importance of this project" which is "set to be the jewel in the crown" of Trump's golf resorts in Scotland.[17][18]

From 2014 Trump used the same logo for Trump International Golf Links and Hotel Ireland, the golf resort built from his acquisition of Doonbeg Golf Club.[19][20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Model American". The New Yorker. May 9, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Donald Trump's kids might have saved the convention". CNN. July 22, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Trump Kids To Run Business While On Transition Team". The Huffington Post. November 11, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ "US election: Trump children - who is the new first family?". BBC News. November 9, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Who Is Donald's Lesser-Known Daughter, Tiffany Trump?". Vogue (magazine). July 20, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2016. 
  6. ^ spelling variants Drumb, Tromb, Tromp, Trum, Trumpff, Dromb. Kate Connolly, Kallstadt, Germany: on the trail of 'the Donald' in the Trump ancestral home, The Guardian, 29 January 2016. (Blair 2001:26) cites Hanns Drumpf, recorded in 1608, as the first known bearer of the name in Kallstadt.
  7. ^ Blair, Gwenda (2001). The Trumps: Three Generations of Builders and a Presidential Candidate (1st ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 26. ISBN 9780743210799. 
  8. ^ a b Carrell, Severin (June 9, 2008). "'I feel Scottish,' says Donald Trump on flying visit to mother's cottage". The Guardian. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b Frates, Chris (August 24, 2015). "Donald Trump's immigrant wives". CNN. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
  10. ^ a b Blair, Gwenda (August 24, 2015). "The Man Who Made Trump Who He Is". Politico. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "GEDBAS: Vorfahren von Frederick Christ TRUMP". 
  12. ^ "Mary MacLeod Trump Philanthropist, 88". The New York Times (Obituary). August 9, 2000. Retrieved May 12, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Trump Organization Next Generation: Donald Jr Ivanka Eric Trump Hotel Collection Real Estate Casinos Golf Clubs Restaurants Merchandise Corporation Company Publications". Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  14. ^ a b c Pilon, Mary (June 24, 2016). "Donald Trump's Immigrant Mother". The New Yorker. 
  15. ^ McGrane, Sally (April 29, 2016). "The Ancestral German Home of the Trumps". The New Yorker. 
  16. ^ Nuzzi, Olivia (1 June 2016). "How Trump U Suckered Its Victims". 
  17. ^ a b Guest (17 January 2012). "Donald Trump awarded Scottish coat of arms after four year battle". 
  18. ^ "Donald Trump awarded Scottish coat of arms after four year battle". Deadline. January 17, 2012. Retrieved November 17, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Trump confirms Doonbeg buy - rebranded "Trump International Golf Links, Ireland"". irishgolfdesk.com. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  20. ^ "About the Course - Trump International Golf Club 2016 - Doonbeg". trumpgolfireland.com. Retrieved 19 November 2016.