Donald Trump's Family Tree

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Donald Trump is the child of an immigrant parent and is, therefore, a first-generation American. Trump was born in New York City, which was also where his Scottish mother and American-born father, who himself was the child of German immigrants, met and married.

A Brief History

Friederich Trump, Donald Trump's grandfather, immigrated from Germany in 1885. He was an entrepreneur, as his grandson would later be, and sought fortune during the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1890s. Before settling in New York City, he operated the Arctic Restaurant and Hotel in Bennett, British Columbia.

Donald Trump was the fourth of five children born to Frederick Christ and Mary MacLeod Trump. The future president was born in the New York City borough of Queens on June 14, 1946. He learned about real estate from his father, who took over the family construction business at the age of 13 when Frederick's father, Trump's grandfather, died of influenza in 1918.

The following Trump family tree includes Trump's family back to his great grandparents and was compiled using the ahnentafel genealogical numbering system.

Family Tree

First Generation (Conjugal Family)

1. Donald John Trump was born on June 14, 1946, in New York City. 

Donald John Trump and Ivana Zelnickova Winklmayr were married on April 7, 1977, in New York City. They divorced on March 22, 1992. They had the following children:

i. Donald Trump Jr.: Born December 31, 1977, in New York City. He was married to Vanessa Kay Haydon from 2005 to 2018. Their five children are Chloe Sophia Trump, Kai Madison Trump, Tristan Milos Trump, Donald Trump III, and Spencer Frederick Trump.

ii. Ivanka Trump: Born October 30, 1981, in New York City. She is married to Jared Corey Kushner. Their three children are Arabella Rose Kushner, Joseph Frederick Kushner, and Theodore James Kushner.

iii. Eric Trump: Born January 6, 1984, in New York City. He is married to Lara Lea Yunaska.

Donald Trump and Marla Maples married on December 20, 1993, in New York City. They divorced on June 8, 1999. Their only child was:

i. Tiffany Trump: Born October 13, 1993, in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Donald Trump married Melania Knauss (born Melanija Knavs) on January 22, 2005, in Palm Beach, Florida. They have one child:

i. Barron William Trump: Born March 20, 2006, in New York City.

Second Generation (Parents)

2. Frederick Christ (Fred) Trump was born on October 11, 1905, in New York City. He died on June 25, 1999, in New Hyde Park, New York.

3. Mary Anne MacLeod was born on May 10, 1912, in Isle of Lewis, Scotland. She died on August 7, 2000, in New Hyde Park, New York.

Fred Trump and Mary MacLeod were married in January 1936 in New York City. They had the following children:

i. Maryanne Trump: Born April 5, 1937, in New York City.

ii. Fred Trump Jr.: Born in 1938 in New York City and died in 1981.

iii. Elizabeth Trump: Born in 1942 in New York City.

1. iv. Donald John Trump.

v. Robert Trump: Born in August 1948 in New York City.

Third Generation (Grandparents)

4. Friederich (Fred) Trump was born on March 14, 1869, in Kallstadt, Germany. He immigrated to the United States in 1885 from Hamburg, Germany aboard the ship "Eider" and acquired United States citizenship in 1892 in Seattle. He died on March 30, 1918, in New York City.

5. Elizabeth Christ was born on October 10, 1880, in Kallstadt and died on June 6, 1966, in New York City.

Fred Trump and Elizabeth Christ were married on August 26, 1902, in Kallstadt. Fred and Elizabeth had the following children:

i. Elizabeth (Betty) Trump: Born April 30, 1904, in New York City and died on December 3, 1961, in New York City.

2. ii. Frederick Christ (Fred) Trump.

iii. John George Trump: Born August 21, 1907, in New York City and died on February 21, 1985, in Boston, Massachusetts.

6. Malcolm MacLeod was born on December 27, 1866, in Stornoway, Scotland to Alexander and Anne MacLeod. He was a fisherman and crofter and also served as the compulsory officer in charge of enforcing attendance at a local school beginning in 1919 (end date unknown). He died on June 22, 1954, in Tong, Scotland.

7. Mary Smith was born on July 11, 1867, in Tong, Scotland to Donald Smith and Henrietta McSwane. Her father died when she was just over one year old, and she and her three siblings were raised by their mother. Mary died on December 27, 1963.

Malcolm MacLeod and Mary Smith were married in the Back Free Church of Scotland a few miles from Stornoway, the only town on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland. Their marriage was witnessed by Murdo MacLeod and Peter Smith. Malcolm and Mary had the following children:

i. Malcolm M. MacLeod Jr.: Born September 23, 1891, in Tong, Scotland and died Jan. 20, 1983, on Lopez Island, Washington.

ii. Donald MacLeod: Born in 1894.

iii. Christina MacLeod: Born in 1896.

iv. Katie Ann MacLeod: Born in 1898.

v. William MacLeod: Born in 1898.

vi. Annie MacLeod: Born in 1900.

vii. Catherine MacLeod: Born in 1901.

viii. Mary Johann MacLeod: Born in 1905.

ix. Alexander MacLeod: Born in 1909.

3. x. Mary Anne MacLeod.

Fourth Generation (Great-Grandparents)

8. Christian Johannes Trump was born in June 1829 in Kallstadt, Germany and died July 6, 1877, in Kallstadt.

9. Katherina Kober was born in 1836 in Kallstadt, Germany and died in November 1922 in Kallstadt.

Christian Johannes Trump and Katherina Kober were married on September 29, 1859, in Kallstadt. They had one child:

4. i. Friederich (Fred) Trump.

10. Christian Christ, birth date unknown.

11. Anna Maria Rathon, birth date unknown.

Christian Christ and Anna Maria Rathon were married. They had the following child:

5. i. Elizabeth Christ.

12. Alexander MacLeod, a crofter and fisherman, was born on May 10, 1830, in Stornoway, Scotland to William MacLeod and Catherine/Christian MacLeod. He died in Tong, Scotland on January 12, 1900.

13. Anne MacLeod was born in 1833 in Tong, Scotland.

Alexander MacLeod and Anne MacLeod were married in Tong on December 3, 1853. They had the following children:

i. Catherine MacLeod: Born in 1856.

ii. Jessie MacLeod: Born in 1857.

iii. Alexander MacLeod: Born in 1859.

iv. Ann MacLeod: Born in 1865.

6. v. Malcolm MacLeod.

vi. Donald MacLeod. Born June 11, 1869.

vii. William MacLeod: Born January 21, 1874.

14. Donald Smith was born on January 1, 1835, to Duncan Smith and Henrietta MacSwane and was the second of their nine children. He was a woolen weaver and cottar (peasant farmer). Donald died on October 26, 1868, off the coast Broadbay, Scotland when a squall of wind overturned his boat. 

15. Mary Macauley was born in 1841 in Barvas, Scotland.

Donald Smith and Mary Macauley were married on December 16, 1858, in Garrabost on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. They had the following children:

i. Ann Smith: Born November 8, 1859, in Stornoway, Scotland.

ii. John Smith: Born December 31, 1861, in Stornoway.

iii. Duncan Smith: Born September 2, 1864, in Stornoway and died October 29, 1937, in Seattle.

7. iv. Mary Smith.

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