Does the term"Playing or holding the trump card"have anything to do or come from the trump family name or history?or are the 2 not connected?
- curtisports2Lv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Not connected in any way. The English word 'trump' related to playing card games goes back many hundreds of years and came from 15th century Italian playing cards called 'trionfi' - wgich in turn was derived from the Latin for triumph or victory.
The Trump family has the German-origin name that was originally 'Drumpf' which came from 'drum' - as opposed to the English-origin names Trump and Trumper, which came from 'trumpeter'.
It is disputed when the name was changed in the Trump family. Some (mainly Trump's critics) claim his father Fred changed it or his grandfather Friedrich (who came to the US in 1885 from Germany) changed it, but a photograph of Friedrich Trump's signature on his entry paperwork shows the signature is clearly Trump. Some sources state that the family changed the name around the end of the Thirty Years War, in Kallstadt, Germany where the family traces its roots. When, exactly, is unclear, but the name Trump in Germany is recorded back into the 1600s. It just has nothing to do with playing cards.
- TepeeLv 71 month ago
Of course not, it's a term from many types of card games like pinochle.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 71 month ago
No. They are not connected. The term goes from gambling with playing cards.
- Pearl LLv 71 month ago
they might be connected
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- Amy FlowerLv 71 month ago
They aren’t connected
- Anonymous1 month ago
Trump's actual surname is Drumpf.
- MikeLv 71 month ago
Not Connected .........................