Perche, region of emigration
to Quebec in the 17th century
Perche, region of emigration to Quebec in the 17th century

Ancestry of Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau
Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau is Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister and the leader of the Liberal Party.

His parents

Justin Trudeau was born at 9:27 pm EST on Christmas Day, 1971, at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, to Pierre Elliott Trudeau, who was, at the time, the 15th Prime Minister of Canada and Margaret Sinclair. Trudeau was christened with his father's niece Anne Rouleau-Danis as godmother and his mother's brother-in-law Thomas Walker as godfather at Ottawa's Notre Dame Basilica on the afternoon of January 16, 1972, which marked his first public appearance.

His parents married on March 4, 1971 in Vancouver. Nearly thirty years separated them; Margaret Sinclair, born in Vancouver on September 10, 1948, was only 22 whereas Pierre Elliott Trudeau was 51. The couple has 3 children: Justin the eldest, Alexandre (Sacha) (born December 25, 1973) and Michel (October 2, 1975 – November 13, 1998). His parents announced their separation on May 27, 1977 when Justin Trudeau was five years old and they divorced in 1984.

Justin Trudeau has three half-siblings, Kyle (1984) and Alicia (1988), from his mother's remarriage with Fred Kemper, and Sarah Elisabeth, from his father's later relationship with Deborah Coyne.

Predominantly Scottish and French Canadian descent

Justin Trudeau is predominantly of Scottish and French Canadian descent. Trudeau's grandfathers were businessman Charles-Emile Trudeau and Scottish-born James Sinclair who served as minister of fisheries from 1952 to 1957.

Some of his maternal grandmother's ancestors were colonists in Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia, including Francis James Bernard, the founder of the first Singapore Police Force in 1819. The Singapore Chronicle, the first newspaper in Singapore, was established with Bernard as owner, publisher and editor in 1824 and he opened up Katong, now a densely populated residential enclave, by being the first cultivating a coconut estate there in 1823. Bernard had married in 1818 Trudeau's 4th great-grandmother Esther Farquhar, eldest daughter of Scotsman William Farquhar, a noted colonial leader of Singapore, by Farquhar's first wife, Antoinette « Nonio » Clement, daughter of a French father and an ethnic Malaccan mother, which makes Trudeau the first Canadian prime minister to have verified non-European ancestry.[1]

 [1] Wikipedia accessed on April 18, 2016

Etienne Truteau, the patronymic ancestor of all North American Trudeau

The first direct ancestor of Justin and Pierre Elliott Trudeau is Etienne Truteau, born on June 8, 1641 in La Rochelle (France). He was christened on September 15, 1641 in Sainte-Marguerite chapel of the parish Notre-Dame-de-Cougnes.

On June 8, 1659, this carpenter signs a 3-year contract for 100 pounds per year with Mr. de la Dauversiere on behalf of Mr. de Queylus. He arrives in Quebec on September 7, 1659 and reaches Ville-Marie a few weeks later on September 29. As a popular carpenter, Etienne Truteau built most of the primitive houses of Montreal and was very active in the region working with master-masons.

Aged 25, Etienne married on January 10, 1667, Adrienne Barbier, daughter of one of the very first settlers of Montreal, Gilles Barbier, originated from Decize in Burgundy (France).

The couple had at least fourteen children of which thirteen sons. Etienne died aged 70 and is buried on July 22, 1712 in Montreal. His wife Adrienne Barbier died around 1721.

Justin Trudeau, a cousin of Hillary Clinton, Stephane Dion, Madonna, Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Xavier Dolan, Ryan Gosling, Angelina Jolie and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall... has discovered that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has many family ties with other celebrities in politics (Hillary Clinton, Stephane Dion), the film industry (Ryan Gosling, Angelina Jolie, Xavier Dolan), and music (Madonna, Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Alanis Morissette). All those celebrities have in common French-Canadian pioneers, and in particular Percheron pioneers.

For instance, the Percheron pioneer Zacharie Cloutier, an ancestor of most of the celebrities mentioned before, who was born in Mortagne-au-Perche (France).

As strange as it may seem, there is nothing exceptional about those family ties. As the Percheron pioneers were among the very first French settlers to arrive in what was then known as New France, most of North Americans with French-Canadian ancestry have Percheron blood and are more or less related.

Famous cousins of Justin Trudeau

Famous cousins of Justin Trudeau
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has many family ties with the famous descendants of those Percheron pioneers. has found out not less than:
 • 350 links with Fabienne Thibeault
 • 149 links with Justin Bieber
 • 130 links with Diane Dufresne
 • 113 links with Marc Ouellet
 • 90 links with Madonna
 • 90 links with Andre Gagnon
 • 85 links with Xavier Dolan
 • 78 links with Diane Tell
 • 75 links with Angelina Jolie
 • 73 links with Celine Dion
 • 72 links with Isabelle Boulay
 • 61 links with Ryan Gosling
 • 56 links with Jack Kerouac
 • 50 links with Jean Paul Lemieux
 • 18 links with Hillary Clinton
 • 15 links with Alanis Morissette
 • 12 links with Lynda Lemay
 • 10 links with Camilla, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall
 • 6 links with Stephane Dion
Justin Trudeau
Ancestry of Justin Trudeau

Ancestry of Justin Trudeau has found more than one thousand Justin Trudeau’s ancestors. See details here.

Stephane Dion

Stephane Dion and Justin Trudeau are distant cousins!

The French-born pioneer Zacharie Cloutier (~1590 - 1677) is a common ancestor of Justin Trudeau (11th generation) and Stephane Dion (10th generation), ex-Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs in Trudeau’s cabinet (2015-2017).

The Percheron ancestors of Justin Trudeau has identified more than twenty Justin Trudeau’s ancestors whose the origin is Perche (France) in his paternal lineage. All immigrated in the 17th century.

Pioneers Baptism year Baptism (or birth) place Emigration year Death year Death place
Beauvais Jacques dit Saint-James 1623Ige16521691Montreal
Belanger François 1612*France16341687*Quebec
Boucher Gaspard 1599*Mortagne-au-Perche1634*Canada
Boucher Marie 1629Mortagne-au-Perche1635*1706Batiscan
Boyer Barbe 1655Saint-Maurice-sur-Huisne16731730Quebec
Cloutier Charles 1629Mortagne-au-Perche1635*1709Quebec
Cloutier Zacharie 1590*Mortagne-au-Perche16341677Château-Richer
Creste Jean 1626Tourouvre16491717Beauport
Dupont Xainte 1595*Mortagne-au-Perche1635*1680Château-Richer
Gagne Pierre 1610Ige1653*1656Saint-Anne-de-Beaupre
Gagne Pierre 1645Saint-Cosme-de-Vair1653*1726La Prairie
Garnier François dit Pelerin 1638Saint-Cosme-de-Vair1662*1719Neuville
Gaulin Marie Marguerite 1627Saint-Martin-du-Vieux-Bellême1654*1703Beauport
Guyon Jean 1592Tourouvre16341663Beauport
Guyon Marie 1624Mortagne-au-Perche1636*1696Cap-Saint-Ignace
Jarry Eloi 1616Ige1653*1660*Canada
Lemaire Nicole 1595Mamers1635*Trois-Rivieres
Loiseau Catherine 1603*Perche16461656Trois-Rivieres
Poisson Barbe 1631*Mortagne-au-Perche16471711Montreal
Poisson Jean early 17thMortagne-au-Perche1635
Rivard Nicolas dit Lavigne 1617Tourouvre16481701Batiscan
Rivard Robert dit Loranger 1638Tourouvre1662*1699Batiscan
Robin Mathurine end 16thMortagne-au-Perche1636*1662Beauport
Trottier Jules 1590*Perche16461655Trois-Rivieres
Trottier Pierre 1644Vaunoise16461693Batiscan

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