Trump Family History

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Trump Name Meaning

English (Devon): metonymic occupational name for a trumpeter, from Middle English trumpe ‘trumpet’. German (Bavaria): metonymic occupational name for a drummer, from Middle High German trumpe ‘drum’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Trumm, Tromp, Trapp, Rump, Crump, Trull, Strumpf, Krump, Kump, Drumm

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Trump Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Trump name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Trump. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Trump Family Origin

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Trump Family Occupations

What did your Trump ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Trump occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Trump's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Trump family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Trump.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Trump Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Trump. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trump census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Trump. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Trump. For the veterans among your Trump ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Trump Life Expectancy

What is the average Trump lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Trump life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Trump in 1944 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Trump ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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