Birth Name: Ivanka Marie Trump
Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 30, 1981
*German, Scottish (father)
convert to Judaism
Ivanka Trump is an American businessperson, socialite, writer, and model.
Ivanka is the daughter of Ivana Trump (born Ivana Marie Zelníčková), a model, and Donald Trump, a businessperson and television personality. Her paternal grandfather, Fred Trump, was a prominent real estate developer. Her father is of half German and half Scottish descent. Her mother is Czech. Ivanka’s siblings are Eric Trump and Donald Trump, Jr., who work in business, and her half-siblings are Tiffany Trump and Barron Trump. Ivanka’s aunt (her father’s sister), Maryanne Trump Barry, is a prominent judge. Ivanka’s great-uncle (her paternal grandfather’s brother) was John G. Trump (John George Trump), an electrical engineer, inventor, and physicist.
Ivanka is married to businessperson and investor Jared Kushner. Ivanka converted to Orthodox Judaism in 2009. She took on the name Yael, and is an observant Jew.
While it is sometimes stated that Ivanka’s great-grandfather was born under the surname “Drumpf”, this is not accurate. The family surname was simply “Trump” going back at least several generations.
Ivanka’s paternal grandfather was Frederick Christ Trump (the son of Friederich/Frederick Trump and Elizabeth/Elisabeth Christ). Ivanka’s grandfather Frederick was born in New York, to German parents, from Kallstadt, Rheinland-Pfalz. Ivanka’s great-grandfather Friederich was the son of Christian Johannes Trump and Katherina/Katharina Kober. Elizabeth was the daughter of Christian/Philipp Christ and Anna Maria Anthon/Rathon.
Ivanka’s paternal grandmother was Mary Anne MacLeod (the daughter of Malcolm/Calum Macleod and Mary Smith). Ivanka’s grandmother Mary Anne was Scottish, born in Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis. She came to the U.S. around 1929, at the age of seventeen, and worked as a maid in New York. Malcolm was the son of Alexander Macleod and Anne Macleod. Ivanka’s great-grandmother Mary was the daughter of Donald Smith and Mary Macaulay/Macauley.
Ivanka’s maternal grandparents are František Milan Zelníček and Marie Francová.
Genealogy of Ivanka Trump (focusing on her father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Ivanka’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) – http://www.wargs.com
Genealogy of Ivanka’s paternal grandfather, Frederick Christ Trump – http://www.findagrave.com
Information about some of Ivanka’s Scottish ancestors – http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk