Are you related to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?

+41 votes

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
in The Tree House by Lianne Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (423k points)
edited by Isabelle Martin
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:

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 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.

I have Marie Anne Louise Thibodeaux born 1661 in Acadie as my 8th gr-grandmother married to Antoine Landry b. 1660. mrd in 1683

Her parents are Pierre Thibodeaux 1631 and Jeanne Theriau 1644.

I was told a long while back that I was related but I haven't made the connections yet.

I think I put this comment in the wrong spot lol but I thought I saw a Pierre Thibodeaux and Jeanne Theriau in there. sry.

Okay I've got the connection. We are 9th cousins.

Yes, and you are my ninth cousin. 

Lianne and Joseph are 9th cousins once removed

Lianne Lavoie and Joseph Lastowski are both descendants of Paul Chalifou.

1. Lianne is the daughter of Gil Lavoie DNA confirmed 
2. Gil is the son of Louis Jacques Lavoie DNA confirmed 
3. Louis is the son of Joseph Carmel Lavoie DNA confirmed 
4. J. C. is the son of Marie Philomène (Gagné) Lavoie 
5. Philomène is the daughter of Louis Gagné
6. Louis is the son of Marie Claire Silvestre Champagne
7. Marie is the daughter of Marie Claire Joncas
8. Marie Claire is the daughter of Jacques Joncas
9. Jacques is the son of Louise Nolin
10. Louise is the daughter of Françoise (Chalifou) Chalifour 
11. Françoise is the daughter of Paul Chalifou
This makes Paul the ninth great grandfather of Lianne.

1. Joseph is the son of Alma (DeMars) Lastowski
2. Alma is the daughter of Antoinette (Grenier) DeMars
3. Antoinette is the daughter of Anthony Grenier  
4. Anthony is the son of Marie Zénaïde (Couillard Despres) Grenier 
5. Zénaïde is the daughter of Jean François Régis (Couillard Despres) Couillard Després 
6. François Régis is the son of Emmanuel Edmond Couillard Despres
7. Emmanuel is the son of Marie Geneviève Chalifour
8. Marie Geneviève is the daughter of François Chalifour 
9. François is the son of Pierre Chalifour
10. Pierre is the son of Paul Chalifou
This makes Paul the eighth great grandfather of Joseph.

Yes, according to NosOrigines, I am also related to almost everyone, including Justin Trudeau! I didn't check the lines to see if they were correct, though. It's fun to use the function.

 Keep in mind that a search for a connection on NosOrigines doesn't necessarily bring the same result every time, so it may not be the closest connection that you get as a search result. I am not sure how the function is set to work. It appears to be a bit random when one has multiple family ties with a celebrity. If memory serves, I found 3 to Madonna and Hillary Clinton, and less for others.
8th cousin once removed.
Also 8th cousin once removed, with 58 common ancestors.

Pierre Elliot and Michael are 7th cousins twice removed

90 Answers

+17 votes

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.

by Karen Lowe G2G6 Pilot (145k 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.
+15 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.
by Dale Byers G2G Astronaut (1.5m 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
+15 votes

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

by Jacqueline Girouard G2G6 Mach 6 (65.1k 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.
+15 votes
Yes. Eighth cousins. And Half fourth cousins with his wife.
by Karen Fleming G2G Crew (650 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...
+13 votes

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

by Richard Van Wasshnova G2G6 Mach 1 (19.4k 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


+12 votes

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

by Mags Gaulden G2G6 Pilot (569k points)
Mags , I just found out we are 19 th cousins. Somewhere a connection must have happened. Hey coz.
+12 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.
by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (442k points)
+12 votes

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

by Skip McDonald G2G Crew (700 points)
+12 votes
Justin is my 9th cousin. We share a common 8th great grandfather Jean Crete.
by Dougie Walsh G2G1 (1.2k points)
+12 votes
Yes, 7th cousins, twice removed. We share my 6x great grandfather Pierre Thibodeau (Thibodeau-30)
by Donna Storz G2G6 Mach 2 (22.2k points)
+11 votes
Eighth cousin once removed. Same degree of separation as with Tom Mulcair. Tous nous Quebecois et les descendants sont des cousins!
by Ross Ashley G2G6 Mach 1 (10.6k 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.
+11 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.
by Ran Prouse G2G5 (5.3k points)
edited by Ran Prouse
Justin is related to George Washington-11 thru John Plantagenet according to the Relationship Finder.
+11 votes
Yes! We are 9th cousins twice removed.
by Krysia Seither G2G Crew (530 points)
+10 votes
Yup!  9th cousins once removed.  Jean Baptiste Trottier is my 9th great grandfather and his 8th.  Very cool!
by Cathleen Bachman G2G2 (2.3k points)
edited by Cathleen Bachman
+11 votes
9th cousins, share 46 ancestors within the 25 generations
by Rebecca Dean G2G2 (2.6k points)
+10 votes

Yes we are 8th cousins!

by Patricia Menton G2G Crew (940 points)
+8 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?
by Anonymous Troy G2G6 Pilot (156k points)
+9 votes
My son-in-law, who wishes to remain Anonymous, is a tenth cousin of Trudeau.
by Anonymous Troy G2G6 Pilot (156k points)
+10 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
by Jeannette Saladino G2G6 Mach 1 (13.5k points)
+10 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!

by Jeannette Saladino G2G6 Mach 1 (13.5k points)

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