Are you related to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?

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Canada has a new Prime Minister!! He is the son of a past PM, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, his tree is already pretty well developed! So, are you related to the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada?

If you've got some French Canadian in you, you probably are! I'm his 7th cousin, and we share a whopping 61 ancestors from New France.

WikiTree profile: Pierre Elliot Trudeau
asked in The Tree House by Lianne Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (418k points)
edited by Isabelle Rassinot

I most certainly am and to many others also. Here is my connection to Justin Trudeau:

Justin and Jeannette are 8th cousins once removed

Justin Trudeau and Jeannette (Martin) Saladino are both descendants of Pierre Thibodeau.

1. Justin is the son of Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliot Trudeau [confident]
2. Pierre Elliot is the son of Grace (Elliot) Trudeau [unknown confidence]
3. Grace is the daughter of Phillip Armstrong Elliot [unknown confidence]
4. Phillip is the son of Edward Elliot [unknown confidence]
5. Edward is the son of Simon Elliot [unknown confidence]
6. Simon is the son of Elizabeth Louise Josephte Savoie [unknown confidence]
7. Elizabeth is the daughter of Simon Savoie [unknown confidence]
8. Simon is the son of Marguerite Thibodeau [unknown confidence]
9. Marguerite is the daughter of Charles Thibodeau [unknown confidence]
10. Charles is the son of Pierre Thibodeau [unknown confidence]
<!-- it's the last --> This makes Pierre the eighth great grandfather of Justin.

1. Jeannette is the daughter of Joseph Stanislaus Martin [confident]
2. Stanley is the son of Suzane (Colette) Martin [unknown confidence]
3. Suzane is the daughter of Maglorie Collet [unknown confidence]
4. Maglorie is the son of Joseph Collet [confident]
5. Joseph is the son of Rosalie Thériault [unknown confidence]
6. Rosalie is the daughter of Madelaine Robichaud [unknown confidence]
7. Madelaine is the daughter of Jean Robichaud [unknown confidence]
8. Jean is the son of Marie Jeanne Thibodeau [confident]
9. Marie is the daughter of Pierre Thibodeau [unknown confidence]
<!-- it's the last --> This makes Pierre the seventh great grandfather of Jeannette

I believe I am related through Charlotte Marcil a Trudeau descendant married to Joseph Dumont. Not sure what degree.
Justin Trudeau is my 10th cousin our 8th times great grandfather is Zacharie Cloutier who was born on Aug 16/1617, in Perch France

Not exactly: 3rd cousin 6x removed of wife of brother-in-law of 3rd cousin 1x removed of wife of 4th cousin 8x removed

Took a second look; we share the same 8th great-grandparents Pierre Gasnier and Marguerite Rouzée.
Thank you Sue!  That was a great laugh launcher.
Now it says that we are 22nd cousins once removed.   Keep growing wikitree!
Yes, I was just checking geneology about my husband's connections with Pierre Tremblay and I found this link:  http://www.perche-quebec.com/files/justin-trudeau/individus/justin-trudeau.htm

It appears they are cousins, like most French Canadians.

I am having my DNA tested now but it appears that I am 2nd cousins to Justin Trudeau....my father was apparently an illegitimate  son of Pierre Trudeau's brother Charles Elliott Trudeau, Jr.

YesI am. Follow the link or just read this,,,

Pierre Elliot and Joe are 8th cousins once removed

Pierre Elliot Trudeau and Joe Lastowski are both descendants of Jean Baptiste Trottier.

1. Pierre Elliot is the son of Charles-Emile Trudeau 
2. Charles-Emile is the son of Joseph rudeau 
3. Joseph is the son of Louis Trudeau 
4. Louis is the son of Marguerite (Gagne) Trudeau  
5. Marguerite is the daughter of Marie (Hamelin) Gagne 
6. Marie is the daughter of Rene Hamelin
7. Rene is the son of Madeleine Trottier 
8. Madeleine is the daughter of Jean Trottier
9. Jean is the son of Jean Baptiste Trottier 
This makes Jean Baptiste the seventh great grandfather of Pierre Elliot.

1. Joe is the son of [private mother] 
2. [Private] is the daughter of Antoinette (Grenier) DeMars 
3. Antoinette is the daughter of Anthony Grenier  
4. Anthony is the son of Maximilien Grenier 
5. Maximilian is the son of Marguerite (Giard) Grenier 
6. Marguerite is the daughter of Marguerite (Lefebvre) Giard 
7. Marguerite is the daughter of Catherine Lafond-Mongrain
8. Catherine is the daughter of Marie-Catherine Trottier
9. Marie-Catherine is the daughter of Augustin Trottier
10. Augustin is the son of Jean Baptiste Trottier
This makes Jean Baptiste the eighth great grandfather of Joe.

63 Answers

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Mr. Trudeau is my grandfather's ninth cousin, although he's a bit younger than me. (Wait? A global leader is younger than me? I feel old.) Our closest common ancestors are the immigrant couple Simon Jean Cardinal and Michelle Garnier. WikiTree shows 32 common ancestors for us.

I'm just 1/16 French Canadian, with ancestors who settled in southern Indiana and Illinois in the 1740s. In order to keep their land, they signed oaths of allegiance first to England and later to the United States.

answered by Karen Tobo G2G6 Pilot (112k points)
Karen, then we are cousins since I am descended from Michelle Garnier's sister Louise.  :D

Neat! In addition to the Garnier family we share with M. Trudeau, we're even closer through the Savary family - seventh cousins twice removed.

Danielle. We're 8th cousin. Our common ancestor is Jean Pepin.
Fun Karen.  And you have an Australian cousin working on her tree (wikitree member), also descended from Michelle Garnier, I have 2 connections to her back then and 'met' her through other means.  Have to let her know she's related to him.  She's going to find it extremely funny.
+13 votes
Just for fun and not expecting to be related to him I ran the relationship to me and to my amazement I am a 24th cousin to him.
answered by Dale Byers G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
I got 20th cousin once removed, but I don't believe it. The most recent common ancestor is John of Gaunt, and my supposed lineage from him goes through at least one "Questionable Gateway Ancestor."
same here, 24th cousin

Edit:  I just noticed this thread is from 3 years ago.. wow
+13 votes

Justin and Jacqueline are 7th cousins once removed through Charles Thibodeau.

answered by Jacqueline Girouard G2G6 Mach 4 (42.9k points)
Moi aussi (me too). I did not know Justin had Acadian ancestors. His 4th Great Grandfather in the Elliot line married and Acadian Elizabeth Savoie.
+13 votes
Yes. Eighth cousins. And Half fourth cousins with his wife.
answered by Karen Fleming G2G Crew (590 points)
I hadn't thought to check my connection to his wife! She is my 9th cousin, once removed.
I wonder if Justin and Sophie are related to each other. I haven't traced their entire lines, but it would not be surprising.
Apparently they are 9th cousins! With 6 shared ancestors. Maybe we won't tell them that...
+11 votes

We are 8th cousins with common ancestor François Xavier Savoie.

answered by Richard Van Wasshnova G2G6 Mach 1 (15.2k points)
I see a wiki link problem here with my post. I linked to Saviie-65 and it added a middle name Xavier which should not be there.

Something wrong here.
You should do separate post with tag to wikitree tech on this Richard, rather odd.

This is a test. In previous post I entered "Savoie-65 | Francois Savoie" with double square brackets [[ ]] instead of " "  [[Savoie-65 | Francois Savoie]]. When I checked to see if link worked it did link to the correct person but it displayed as François Xavier Savoie

 

+10 votes

Justin and Mags are 21st cousins twice removed. Very interesting!
Mags

answered by Mags Gaulden G2G6 Pilot (456k points)
Mags , I just found out we are 19 th cousins. Somewhere a connection must have happened. Hey coz.
+10 votes
7th cousins once removed, going back to Jean-Baptiste Riel.  117 common ancestors within 25 generations.  Funny, I used to live in his riding and actually met him briefly once.
answered by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (187k points)
+10 votes

Yes, we are 9th cousins and have 21 other ancestors in common. Germain Savoie is our shared 8th great grandfather.

answered by Skip McDonald G2G Crew (640 points)
+10 votes
Justin is my 9th cousin. We share a common 8th great grandfather Jean Crete.
answered by Dougie Walsh G2G1 (1k points)
+10 votes
Yes, 7th cousins, twice removed. We share my 6x great grandfather Pierre Thibodeau (Thibodeau-30)
answered by Donna Storz G2G6 Mach 2 (20.2k points)
+9 votes
Eighth cousin once removed. Same degree of separation as with Tom Mulcair. Tous nous Quebecois et les descendants sont des cousins!
answered by Ross Ashley G2G6 (6.4k points)

Mulcair is my 9th cousin, once removed.

8th cousin twice removed with Thomas Mulcair.  I Agree with Ross, we're all family here.
My connection to Mr Mulcair has disappeared ... it was a bit tenuous anyway. Oh, well.
+9 votes
Yes, Justin and I are 20th Cousins through John Plantagenet or John of Gaunt, our common Great Grandfather!   Genealogy is so interesting with amazing revelations.
answered by Rand Prouse G2G4 (4.1k points)
edited by Rand Prouse
Justin is related to George Washington-11 thru John Plantagenet according to the Relationship Finder.
+9 votes
Yes! We are 9th cousins twice removed.
answered by Krysia Seither G2G Crew (470 points)
+9 votes
Yup!  9th cousins once removed.  Jean Baptiste Trottier is my 9th great grandfather and his 8th.  Very cool!
answered by Cathleen Bachman G2G1 (1.9k points)
edited by Cathleen Bachman
+9 votes
9th cousins, share 46 ancestors within the 25 generations
answered by Rebecca Dean G2G2 (2.5k points)
+8 votes

Yes we are 8th cousins!

answered by Patricia Menton G2G Crew (880 points)
+6 votes
The Connection Finder says NO, but it only checks 10 steps. I am 26 steps from AJ and AJ is 28 steps from Trudeau, so I am no more than 54 steps from Trudeau, and possibly less, correct?
answered by Sharon Centanne G2G6 Pilot (140k points)
+7 votes
My son-in-law, who wishes to remain Anonymous, is a tenth cousin of Trudeau.
answered by Sharon Centanne G2G6 Pilot (140k points)
+7 votes
Yes, I am related to Justin Trudeau (and also to many other Prime Ministers in Canada's past), as follows:

1. Justin Trudeau is my 8th Cousin, once removed.

2. We are related through my 7th Great Grandfather (Justin's 8th GG), Jean Crete.

Jeannette (Martin-Brideau) Saladino
answered by Jeannette Saladino G2G6 Mach 1 (12k points)
+8 votes

This trail tells us that Jean is the eighth great grandfather of Justin.

1. Jeannette is the daughter of Alma Marie (Brideau) Martin [unknown confidence]
2. Alma is the daughter of Lazare Brideau [unknown confidence]
3. Lazare is the son of Lazare Allain Brideau [unknown confidence]
4. Lazare is the son of Joseph Brideau [unknown confidence]
5. Joseph is the son of Leon Brideau [unknown confidence]
6. Leon is the son of Louis Brideau [unknown confidence]
7. Louis is the son of Hilaire (Brideault) Brideau [unknown confidence]
8. Jean Hilaire is the son of Marie Crete [unknown confidence]
9. Marie is the daughter of Jean Crete [confident]
<!-- it's the last -->WOW!

answered by Jeannette Saladino G2G6 Mach 1 (12k points)

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