They are part of the broader Trump family originating from Germany. Donald Trump's mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, came from the Hebrides Isle of Lewis, off the west coast of Scotland.
Trump has five children from three wives, and ten grandchildren. She became the vice president of interior design for the company, leading the signature design of Trump Tower.
Afterwards, her then-husband appointed her to head up the Trump Castle Hotel and Casino as president. Marla Maples Marla Ann Maples, the second wife of Donald Trump, was born on October 27, 1963, in Dalton, Georgia, making her Donald Trump's only wife who was an American citizen at the time of their marriage.
Melania Trump Children with Ivana Donald Jr., 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.
In May 2006, Barron Trump was baptized at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida. He attended the Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School in Manhattan.
In addition to English, Barron is fluent in Slovene. During his early childhood, Barron made several television appearances, including on The Apprentice and a May 16, 2006, episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show at only two months old.
Barron did not immediately move into the White House when his father became president, but remained at Trump Tower with his mother until the end of the 2016–2017 school year. Melania and Barron moved to the White House on June 11, 2017.
He now attends St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland. He appeared at a campaign rally in South Carolina, and was present for his father's 2016 RNC acceptance speech, presidential victory speech, and inauguration ceremony in January 2017.
Donald Trump Jr. and his former wife Vanessa have five children : daughters Kai Madison (born May 12, 2007) and Chloe Sophia (born June 16, 2014), and sons Donald John III (born February 18, 2009), Tristan Milo's (born October 2, 2011), and Spencer Frederick (born October 21, 2012). Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner have three children : daughter Arabella Rose (born July 17, 2011), and sons Joseph Frederick (born October 14, 2013) and Theodore James (born March 27, 2016).
Eric Trump and his wife Lara have a son, Eric “Luke” (born September 12, 2017), and a daughter, Carolina Dorothy (born August 19, 2019). Donald Trump's paternal ancestry is traceable to Blenheim am Berg, a village in the Palatinate, Germany, in the 18th century.
Johann Trump, born in Blenheim in 1789, moved to the nearby village of Hallstatt where his grandson, Friedrich Trump, the grandfather of Donald Trump, was born in 1869. 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 ten years old; after World War II and until the 1980s, he told people he was of Swedish ancestry.
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. Fred Trump Donald Trump's father, Fred Trump (1905–1999), born in New York, was a successful real estate developer in New York City.
Using their inheritance, Fred Trump and his mother Elizabeth founded E. Trump & Son by 1927. The company grew to build and manage single-family houses in Queens, barracks and garden apartments for U.S. Navy personnel near major shipyards along the East Coast, and more than 27,000 apartments in New York City.
Trump was investigated by a U.S. Senate committee for profiteering in 1954, and again by the State of New York in 1966. Donald Trump became the president of his father's real estate business in 1971 and renamed it the Trump Organization around 1973.
That year, Donald and his father were sued by the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights Division for violating the Fair Housing Act. Donald served as the Trump Organization's chairman and president until assuming the office of U.S. president.
Mary Anne MacLeod Trump Born as Mary Anne MacLeod (1912–2000) in Tong, a small village near Steinway, in the Western Isles of Scotland, she was the daughter of fisherman Malcolm MacLeod and Mary MacLeod (née Smith). At age 17, she immigrated to the United States with $50 (equivalent to $772 in 2020), and moved in with a sister before starting work as a maid in New York.
Frederick Trump In 1885, Donald Trump's grandfather, Friedrich Trump, emigrated from Hallstatt, 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.
During the Klondike Gold Rush, he amassed a fortune by opening a restaurant and hotel in Bennett and later Whitehorse, serving gold seekers on their way to the region; one biographer wrote that the business included a brothel, a portrayal Donald Trump has said was “totally false”. Frederick Trump died in the first wave of the Spanish flu pandemic.
After his death, his fortune was passed on to his wife and son. Elizabeth Christ Trump Donald Trump's grandmother, Elizabeth Christ Trump, née Christ, was born in 1880 and died on June 6, 1966.
She married Frederick Trump in 1902 and moved to the United States with him. Like her husband, she was a native of Hallstatt, born as the daughter of Philipp and Marie Christ.
Elizabeth Christ Trump was a descendant of organ builder Johann Michael Charting (1708–1763) through her paternal grandmother Sabina Christ. Frederick “Freddy” Christ Trump Jr. (October 14, 1938 – September 26, 1981) was Donald Trump's older brother.
On September 26, 1981, at the age of 42, he died from a heart attack. Elizabeth Trump Gray (born 1942) is an older sister of Donald Trump.
In 1989, she married film producer James Gray. She worked as an administrative assistant for Chase Manhattan Bank, before retiring to Florida.
He was a business executive who managed Trump Management Inc, the Trump Organization's real estate holdings outside Manhattan. He was an investor in Shirt LLC, one of two owners of Virginia-based CertiPathx which was awarded a $33million government contract in 2019.
Robert Trump married Blaine Beard in 1980. They were divorced in 2009 after Trump had left his wife for Trump Organization employee Ann Marie Allan.
Trump died on August 15, 2021, at the age of 71. According to The New York Times, he had been having brain bleeds after a recent fall.
Trump's first cousin John W. Walter (1934–2018) was the son of father Fred's sister Elizabeth Trump and William Walter. He worked for the Trump Organization for most of his life and was executive vice president of Trump Management, Inc. He shared ownership of All County Building Supply & Maintenance Corp with Donald Trump, Maryanne Trump Barry, Elizabeth Trump Gray, and Robert Trump.
Walter also served as the mayor of Flower Hill, New York between 1988 and 1996, and as its historian from 1996 until his death in 2018. Christian Johannes Trump 17.
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Kate Connolly, Hallstatt, Germany: on the trail of 'the Donald' in the Trump ancestral home Archived March 4, 2016, at the Payback Machine, The Guardian, January 29, 2016. (Blair 2001:26) cites Hands Drum pf, recorded in 1608.
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