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Donald Trump’s family tree: from German immigrant grandfather Friedrich to millionaire mogul father Frederick, to Ivana, Ivanka, Melania, Eric and the rest. 8 Generations with 57 people in the tree: 16 ancestors and 41 descendants. Ancestry roots display both sides of paternal and maternal ancestors. Here’s how America’s first family arrived in New York on a steamship from Germany in 1885 and built a sprawling empire in 4 generations.


Donald Trump’s grandfather, Friedrich Trump – born Friedrich Drumpf – emigrated to the US from Germany in 1885 at the age of 16.


The Trump family’s roots can be traced back to Kallstadt, a small German hamlet. The town also produced Johann Heinrich Heinz whose son, Henry J. Heinz, is the man behind Heinz ketchup.


In 1902, Friedrich married Elisabeth Christ, a former neighbour in Kallstadt.


Friedrich and Elisabeth had three children: Elizabeth, Fred, and John.


Frederick Christ Trump, Donald Trump’s father, was born in 1905 soon after his parents were forced to move back to the US from Germany.



In 1936, Fred Trump married Mary Anne MacLeod, a Scottish immigrant. Fred and Mary Trump had five children: Maryanne, Fred, Elizabeth, Donald and Robert. 

Trump’s oldest sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, 83, is a retired federal judge.



Donald Trump married his first wife Ivana Marie Zelníčková, a former skier and model, in 1977 – born and raised in Czechoslovakia, Ivana became a US citizen in 1988.



Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump, Trump’s sons, have taken charge of running the Trump Organisation during their father’s presidential term.


Trump has been married to Melania Trump, born Knauss, since 2005 – they have one son, Barron Trump.


Donald Trump’s Family Tree

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