Ivanka Trump

Birth Name: Ivana Marie Trump

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 30, 1981

*father – German, Scottish
*mother – Czech

Ivanka Trump is an American businessperson, socialite, writer, model, and reality television personality. She was Advisor to the President of the United States, from March 29, 2017 to January 20, 2021, and Director of the Office of Economic Initiatives and Entrepreneurship, from c. April 2017 to January 20, 2021.

Ivanka is the daughter of Ivana Trump (born Ivana Maria Zelníčková), a fashion designer, model, and author, and Donald Trump, a businessperson and television personality, who was the 45th President of the United States.

Her paternal grandfather, Fred Trump, was a prominent real estate developer. Her father, born in Queens, is of half German and half Scottish descent. Her mother, born in Gottwaldov, Moravia, was 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, was a prominent judge, who was a Senior Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, from June 30, 2011 to February 11, 2019. 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, with whom she has three children. 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 patrilineal line traces to Johann Paul Trump, who was born, c. 1727, and was from Bobenheim am Berg.

Ivanka’s paternal grandfather was Frederick Christ Trump (the son of Frederick/Friedrich/Friederich Trump and Elizabeth/Elisabeth/Elisabetha Christ). Ivanka’s grandfather Frederick was born in Woodhaven, Queens, New York, to German parents, from Kallstadt, Rhineland-Palatinate. Ivanka’s great-grandfather Friedrich was the son of Johannes Trump and Katharina/Katerina/Katherina Kober, who was born in Augsburg, Bavaria. Elizabeth was the daughter of Philipp Christ and Anna Maria/Marie Anthon.

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 Tong, 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. She became a U.S. citizen in 1942. Malcolm was the son of Alexander MacLeod and Ann/Anne/Annie MacLeod. Ivanka’s great-grandmother Mary was the daughter of Donald Smith and Mary Macaulay/Macauley.

Ivanka’s maternal grandfather was František Milan/Milos Zelníček (the son of Emanuel/Milos Zelníček and Kateřina Kupcová/Kopecká). Ivanka’s grandfather Milos was born in Zlin, Zlín District, Zlin Region. Emanuel was the son of Jan Zelníček and Teresia/Teresie Hutařová. Katerina was the daughter of Antonín Kopecký and Antonie Mastná.

Ivanka’s maternal grandmother was Marie/Maria Francová (the daughter of Václav Franc and Anna Procinger/Procingrová). Marie was born in Velké Pavlovice/Groß Pawlowitz, Břeclav, Moravia. Václav was the son of Martin Franc and Magdalena Bradová. Anna was the daughter of Josef Pocingr/Procingr and Marie Hládková/Hládeková. Ivana had said that her mother Marie was Austrian. This does not appear to have been accurate.

Sources: Genealogies of Ivanka Trump – http://www.geni.com

Genealogies of Ivanka’s father – http://genealogy.about.com

Genealogy of Ivanka’s father (focusing on his 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


Curious about ethnicity

20 Responses

  1. Morrigan Ni Boii says:

    Ivanka’s grandfather is Miloš ZELNÍČEK, not Zelničkov. We haven’t got suffix -a like Russians. We have got suffix -ová.

  2. musicfangirl says:

    she’s pretty hard to believe she has such an ugly father

  3. jos3 says:


    Well, your very close; I thought as well.

  4. ethnic says:

    Im guessing Ivanka is a Czech name.

  5. scarlett says:

    For some reason, I always thought she was Russian. Maybe it’s her first name? idk

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