Discover Donald Trump's Family Tree

Trump's Ancestors Came to the U.S. from the U.K. and Germany

Donald Trump
Alex Wong / Getty Images

Take a look at Donald Trump's family tree and you'll discover that he, like many Americans, had a parent who was an immigrant. Trump was born in New York City, the city where his Scottish mother met and married his father, himself the child of immigrants from Germany. 

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

Friederich Trump, Donald Trump's grandfather, immigrated from Germany in 1885. Like his future grandson, Friederich Trump was an entrepreneur. Before settling in New York City and starting his family, he sought his fortune during the Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1890s, where for a time he operated the Arctic Restaurant and Hotel in Bennett, British Columbia. 

The following family tree was compiled using the ahnentafel genealogical numbering system.

of 04

First Generation

Donald Trump and Family
Christopher Gregory/Stringer/Getty Images

1. Donald John TRUMP was born on 14 Jun. 1946 in New York City. 

Donald John TRUMP and Ivana Zelnickova WINKLMAYR were married on 7 Apr. 1977 in New York City. They divorced on 22 Mar. 1992. They had the following children:

i. Donald TRUMP Jr. was born on 31 Dec. 1977 in New York City. He is married to Vanessa Kay Haydon. They have five children: Chloe Sophia Trump, Kai Madison Trump, Tristan Milos Trump, Donald Trump III and Spencer Frederick Trump.

ii. Ivanka TRUMP was born on 30 Oct. 1981 in New York City. She is married to Jared Corey Kushner, with whom she has three children: Arabella Rose Kushner, Joseph Frederick Kushner and Theodore James Kushner.

iii. Eric TRUMP was born on 6 Jan. 1984 in New York City. He is married to Lara Lea Yunaska.

Donald TRUMP and Marla MAPLES were married on 20 Dec. 1993 in New York City. They divorced on 8 Jun. 1999. They had one child:

i. Tiffany TRUMP was born on 13 Oct. 1993 in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Donald TRUMP married Melania KNAUSS (born Melanija Knavs) on 22 Jan. 2005 in Palm Beach, Fla. They have one child:

i. Barron William TRUMP was born on 20 Mar. 2006 in New York City.

of 04

Second Generation (Parents)

Donald Trump's ex-wife Ivana Trump, his father Fred Trump, and his mom Mary Anne Trump MacLeod
Donald Trump's ex-wife Ivana Trump, his father Fred Trump, and his mom Mary Anne Trump MacLeod. Tom Gates/Contributor/Getty Images

​2. Frederick Christ (Fred) TRUMP was born on 11 Oct. 1905 in New York City. He died on 25 Jun. 1999 in New Hyde Park, New York.​​

3. Mary Anne MACLEOD was born on 10 May 1912 in Isle of Lewis, Scotland. She died on 7 Aug. 2000 in New Hyde Park, NY.

Fred TRUMP and Mary MACLEOD were married in January of 1936 in New York City. They had the following children:

i. Mary Anne TRUMP was born on 5 Apr. 1937 in New York City

ii. Fred TRUMP Jr. was born in 1938 in New York City and died in 1981.

iii. Elizabeth TRUMP was born in 1942 in New York City.

1. iv. Donald John TRUMP

v. Robert TRUMP was born in Aug 1948 in New York City


of 04

Third Generation (Grandparents)

Elisabeth Christ & Friedrich Trump
Elisabeth Christ and Friedrich Trump. Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 0

4. Friederich (Fred) TRUMP was born on 14 Mar 1869 in Kallstadt, Germany. He immigrated in 1885 to the United States from Hamburg, Germany, aboard the ship Eider and became a U.S. citizen in 1892 in Seattle. He died on 30 Mar. 1918 in New York City.

5. Elizabeth CHRIST was born on 10 Oct. 1880 in Kallstadt, Germany and died on 6 Jun. 1966 in New York City.

Fred TRUMP and Elizabeth CHRIST were married on 26 Aug. 1902 in Kallstadt, Germany. Fred and Elizabeth had the following children:

i. Elizabeth (Betty) TRUMP was born on 30 Apr. 1904 in New York City and died on 3 Dec. 1961 in New York City.

ii. Frederick Christ (Fred) TRUMP

iii. John George TRUMP was born on 21 Aug. 1907 in New York City and died on 21 Feb. 1985 in Boston.

6. Malcolm MACLEOD was born 27 Dec. 1866 in Stornoway, Scotland, to two Macleods, Alexander and Anne. He was a fisherman and crofter, and also served as the compulsory officer, in charge of enforcing attendance at the local school from 1919. He died on 22 Jun 1954 in Tong, Scotland.

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

Malcolm MACLEOD and Mary SMITH were married in the Back Free Church of Scotland just 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. was born 23 Sep. 1891 in Tong, Scotland, and died 20 Jan. 1983 on Lopez Island, Washington.

ii. Donald Macleod was born about 1894.

iii. Christina Macleod was born about 1896.

iv. Katie Ann Macleod was born about 1898.

v. William Macleod was born about 1898.

vi. Annie Macleod was born about 1900.

vii. Catherine Macleod was born about 1901.

viii. Mary Johann Macleod was born about 1905.

ix. Alexander Macleod was born about 1909.

3. x. Mary Anne Macleod


of 04

Fourth Generation (Great Grandparents)

8. Christian Johannes TRUMP was born in Jun 1829 in Kallstadt, Germany, and died on 6 Jul. 1877 in Kallstadt.

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

Christian Johannes TRUMP and Katherina KOBER were married on 29 Sept. 1859 in Kallstadt, Germany. They had the following children:

4 i. ​Friederich (Fred) TRUMP

10. Christian CHRIST was born date unknown.

11. Anna Maria RATHON was born date unknown.

Christ CHRIST and Anna Maria RATHON were married. They had the following children:

5 i. Elizabeth CHRIST

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

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

Alexander MacLeod and Anne MacLeod were married at Tong 3 Dec. 1853. They had the following children:

i. Catherine MACLEOD was born about 1856.

ii. Jessie MACLEOD was born about 1857.

iii. Alexander MACLEOD was born about 1859.

iv. Ann MACLEOD was born about 1865.

6 v. Malcolm MACLEOD

vi. Donald MACLEOD was born 11 Jun. 1869.

vii. William MACLEOD was born 21 Jan. 1874.

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

15. Mary MACAULEY was born about 1841 in Barvas, Scotland.

Donald SMITH and Mary MACAULEY were married on 16 Dec. 1858 in Garrabost on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. They had the following children:

i. Ann SMITH was born 8 Nov. 1859 in Stornoway, Scotland.

ii. John SMITH was born 31 Dec. 1861 in Stornoway.

iii. Duncan SMITH was born 2 Sep 1864 in Stornoway and died 29 Oct. 1937 in Seattle.

7 iv. Mary SMITH

mla apa chicago
Your Citation
Author, Staff. "Discover Donald Trump's Family Tree." ThoughtCo, Jul. 7, 2017, Author, Staff. (2017, July 7). Discover Donald Trump's Family Tree. Retrieved from Author, Staff. "Discover Donald Trump's Family Tree." ThoughtCo. (accessed May 20, 2018).