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Family of Donald Trump
The U.S. First Family (Clockwise from top left: Donald, Melania, Don Jr., Barron, Tiffany, Eric and Ivanka Trump).
Current region Manhattan, New York
Donald Trump & Melania Trump
Donald Trump Jr.
Ivanka Trump
Eric Trump
Tiffany Trump
Barron Trump
Connected members
Frederick Trump & Elizabeth Christ Trump
Paternal Grandparents
Fred Trump & Mary Anne MacLeod Trump
John George Trump
Paternal Uncle
Hon. Maryanne Trump Barry
Connected families
Ivana Trump
Mother of Don Jr, Ivanka, and Eric
Marla Maples
Mother of Tiffany

The family of Donald Trump, the President of the United States, is a prominent American family active in real estate, entertainment, business, and politics. Donald Trump's immediate family circle is the First Family of the United States. They are part of the broader Trump family originating from Germany.

Immediate family

Ivana Trump

Ivana Marie Trump (née Zelníčková), the first wife of Donald Trump, was born on 20 February 1949 in Zlín, Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic). She is a former fashion model and a businesswoman.

Marla Maples

Marla Ann Maples, the second wife of Donald Trump, was born on 27 October 1963 in Dalton, Georgia. She is an actress and television personality.

Melania Trump

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 had a lengthy modeling career and is the second foreign-born First Lady of the United States.[1]


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

Don Jr., Ivanka, and Eric Trump

Don, Ivanka and Eric are Trump's three eldest children, from his first marriage with Ivana Trump.

They each played major roles during Trump's presidential campaign, as each had been regular guests on national news programs, thus serving as Donald Trump's surrogates.[2] After Trump's victory, all three of them were named as members of Trump’s presidential transition team. Prior to this, under Donald Trump's chairmanship, each had been an Executive Vice President at The Trump Organization.

After the presidential transition, Donald Jr. and Eric will manage the family's real estate empire while Ivanka will move to Washington, D.C. with her husband Jared Kushner, who has been appointed to a senior White House advisory position.[3]

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

Barron William Trump (born March 20, 2006)[6] is Donald Trump's youngest child and his only child with Melania Trump. He is of German and Scottish descent on his father's side and Slovenian descent on his mother's side. He is attending the Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School in Manhattan. Barron is fluent in English and Slovene.[7] During his early childhood, Barron made several television appearances, including on The Apprentice and The Oprah Winfrey Show.[8] Barron will not immediately be living in the White House but will remain at Trump Tower with his mother, until the end of the 2016–2017 school year.[9]

He made rare appearances during the 2016 election; Melania Trump said she had wanted to keep him out of the spotlight.[10] He made a total of three public appearances on the campaign trail, appearing at a campaign rally in South Carolina, and attending his father's RNC acceptance speech and presidential victory speech.[11] While absent from pre-inauguration events, he was at his father's inauguration ceremony in January 2017 and some of the following events.[12]


Donald Trump has eight grandchildren, five by his son Don Jr. and three by his daughter Ivanka.

Donald Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa have five children: daughters Kai Madison (born May 12, 2007) and Chloe Sophia (born June 16, 2014)[13] and sons[14] Donald John III (born February 18, 2009),[15] Tristan Milos (born October 2, 2011),[16][17] and Spencer Frederick (born October 21, 2012).[18]

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner have three children: daughter Arabella Rose Kushner (born July 17, 2011)[19][20] and sons Joseph Frederick Kushner (born October 14, 2013)[21] and Theodore James Kushner (born March 27, 2016).[22]


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.[23] Johann Philipp Trump had established himself as a winegrower in Kallstadt by the late 17th century.[24] Trump has said that he is "proud" of his German heritage, and he served as grand marshal of the 1999 German-American Steuben Parade in New York City.[25][26]


Fred Trump

Donald Trump's father, Fred Trump (1905–1999), born in New York, was one of the biggest real estate developers in New York City.[27][28] Using his inheritance, 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.[29]

Mary Anne MacLeod Trump

Born as Mary Anne 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).[30] At age 17, she immigrated to the United States and started working as a maid in New York.[30] 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.[30][31] Donald Trump has said that he "feels Scottish".[25][26]


Frederick Trump

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.[27] 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

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.[32] Elizabeth Christ Trump was a descendant of organ builder Johann Michael Hartung (1708–1763) through her paternal grandmother Sabina Christ.[32]

Notable relatives

John G. Trump

Donald Trump's paternal uncle John George Trump (1907–1985) was an electrical engineer, inventor, and physicist who developed rotational radiation therapy, and together with Robert J. Van de Graaff, one of the first million-volt X-ray generators. He was a recipient of Ronald Reagan's National Medal of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Maryanne Trump Barry

Maryanne Trump Barry (born 1937) is a senior judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and Donald Trump's elder sister.

Genealogical table

16. Johannes Drumpft
8. Christian Johannes Drumpft/Trump
17. Susanna Maria 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
22. Johannes Anthon
11. Anna Marie Anthon
23. Eva Farny
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

File:Trump Family Crest.png
Logo of the Trump International Golf Links Scotland golf resort in the form of 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 logos in the style of coats of arms for his businesses, as discussed below. According to German heraldic tradition, anyone can freely assume a coat of arms if they so desire.[33]

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.[34]

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.[35] 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.[35][36]

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.[37][38]


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