Trudeau family

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Political family
Coat of Arms granted to Pierre Elliott Trudeau by the Canadian Heraldic Authority
Current regionCentral Canada (Montreal and Ottawa)
Place of originNew France
FounderCharles-Émile Trudeau
Connected familiesSinclair
DistinctionsTrudeauism, Trudeaumania

The Trudeau family is a Canadian political family, originating from the French colonial period, in what is now Quebec.


  • Joseph Trudeau (1848–1919), Canadian farm owner
    • Charles-Émile Trudeau (1887–1935), Canadian businessman and father of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau
      • Pierre Trudeau (1919–2000), 15th Prime Minister of Canada (1968–1979 and 1980–1984)

Connected people[edit]

  • James Sinclair (1908–1984), maternal grandfather of Justin Trudeau, father of Margaret Trudeau
  • William Farquhar (1774–1839), first British resident of Singapore, 5th great-grandfather of Justin Trudeau


The Trudeau family's surname can be traced back to Marcillac-Lanville in France, in the 16th century, and to a Robert Truteau (1544–1589).[1][2] The lineage in North America was established by Étienne Truteau (1641–1712), in what is now Longueuil (of the Canadian province of Quebec), who arrived in Canada in 1659.[3][4][5]

Offices held[edit]

Pierre Trudeau served as prime minister twice between 1968 and 1984.
Justin Trudeau has served as prime minister since 2015.


  1. ^ Généalogie du Québec (2012).
  2. ^ "Robert Truteau". Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  3. ^ English, John (2009). Citizen of the World: The Life of Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Volume 1 (1919-1968). Canada: Knopf. ISBN 9780307373588. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Ancêtre français, histoire et vie quotidienne". Association des Truteau D'Amérique. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  5. ^ Godbout, Archange (1970). Émigration rochelaise en Nouvelle-France. Archives Nationales du Québec.


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