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Family of Donald Trump
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The U.S. First Family pictured during President Trump's inauguration: Donald, Melania, Donald Jr., Barron, Ivanka, Eric, and Tiffany Trump, with Chief Justice John Roberts administering the oath of office
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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. Donald Trump has five children with three women: Ivana Trump, Marla Maples, and Melania Trump. Trump has eight grandchildren.

Immediate family

Ivana Trump

Ivana Marie Trump (née Zelníčková), the first wife of Donald Trump, was born on February 20, 1949 in Zlín, Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic). She is a former fashion model and a businesswoman. They were married from 1977 until 1991.

Marla Maples

Marla Ann Maples, the second wife of Donald Trump, was born on October 27, 1963 in Dalton, Georgia. She is an actress and television personality. They were married from 1993 to 1999.

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] They were married in 2005.

Children

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.

Prior to the election, each of the siblings held the title of Executive Vice President at The Trump Organization. During the campaign, they served as surrogates for their father on national news programs. Following Trump’s election victory, all three were named to the presidential transition team.[2]

Following the inauguration, Donald Jr. and Eric took charge of the family's real estate empire. Ivanka moved to Washington, D.C. with her husband Jared Kushner, who was 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 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. In May 2006, Barron Trump received the Christian sacrament of baptism at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida.[7][8] He attended the Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School in Manhattan. Barron is fluent in English and Slovene.[9] During his early childhood, Barron made several television appearances, including on The Apprentice and The Oprah Winfrey Show.[episode needed] Barron did not immediately move into the White House but remained at Trump Tower with his mother, until the end of the 2016–2017 school year.[10] Melania and Barron moved to the White House on June 11, 2017. He will attend St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland.[11]

He made rare appearances during the 2016 election, owing to his mother's desire to keep him out of the spotlight.[12] 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.[13] While absent from pre-inauguration events, he was at his father's inauguration ceremony in January 2017 and some of the following events.[14]

Grandchildren

Donald Trump has eight grandchildren, five from his son Don Jr. and three from 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)[15] and sons[16] Donald John III (born February 18, 2009),[17] Tristan Milos (born October 2, 2011),[18][19] and Spencer Frederick (born October 21, 2012).[20]

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner have three children: daughter Arabella Rose Kushner (born July 17, 2011)[21][22] and sons Joseph Frederick Kushner (born October 14, 2013)[23] and Theodore James Kushner (born March 27, 2016).[24]

Ancestry

Donald Trump's paternal ancestry is traceable to Bobenheim am Berg, a village in the Palatinate, Germany, in the 18th century. Johann Trump, born in Bobenheim in 1789, moved to the nearby village of Kallstadt where his grandson, Friedrich Trump, the grandfather of Donald Trump, was born in 1869.[25][26] This German heritage was long concealed by Donald Trump's father, Fred Trump, who had grown up in a mainly German-speaking environment until he was 10 years old;[27] after World War II and until the 1980s, he told people he was of Swedish ancestry.[28] Donald Trump repeated this version in The Art of the Deal (1987) but later said he is "proud" of his German heritage, and served as grand marshal of the 1999 German-American Steuben Parade in New York City.[29][30]

Parents

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.[31][32] 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.[33]

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).[34] At age 17, she immigrated to the United States and started working as a maid in New York.[34] 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.[34][35] Donald Trump has said that he "feels Scottish".[29][30]

Grandparents

Frederick Trump

In 1885, Donald Trump's grandfather, Friedrich Trump, emigrated from Kallstadt, Palatinate (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.[31] 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, whose father also came from Kallstadt.

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.[36] Elizabeth Christ Trump was a descendant of organ builder Johann Michael Hartung (1708–1763) through her paternal grandmother Sabina Christ.[36]

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.

Fred Trump Jr.

Fred Trump Jr. (1938–1984) was Donald Trump's older brother. While attending Lehigh University, he joined a Jewish fraternity, Sigma Alpha Mu, even though he wasn't Jewish. After he graduated, he was unable to work with his father in his family business, so he flew planes for Trans World Airlines.[37] In 1962, he was married to Linda Clapp and had two children, Fred and Mary, before their divorce.[38] In 1984, he died as a result of his ongoing alcoholism.[38][39][40][41] His death caused Donald Trump to avoid alcohol and cigarettes.[38][41]

Maryanne Trump Barry

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

Robert Trump

Robert Trump (born 1948) is Donald Trump's younger brother.[42] He is a retired business executive and real estate developer who managed the Trump Organization's real estate holdings outside Manhattan.[43][44] He was married to Blaine Trump[45] until their divorce in 2007.[46] He serves on the board of directors for ZeniMax Media.[47]

Genealogical table

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
16. Johannes Trump
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. Christian Johannes 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

Logo of the Trump International Golf Links Scotland golf resort in the form of a coat of arms adopted in 2012, with a battle cry in Latin: "Numquam concedere".

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. According to German heraldic tradition, anyone can freely assume a coat of arms if they so desire.[48]

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.[49]

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.[50] 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.[50][51]

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.[52][53]

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