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Sage Name Meaning

English and French: nickname for a wise man, from Middle English, Old French sage ‘learned’, ‘sensible’, from Latin sagus ‘prophetic’, akin to sagax ‘sharp’, ‘perceptive’. Irish: variant of Savage, via the Gaelicized form Sabhaois. German: habitational name from a place near Oldenburg, so named from an old word, sege ‘sedge’, ‘reed’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Sale, Sade, Cage, Page, Hage, Gage, Lage, Sager, Sales, Salge

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Sage Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sage name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sage. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    9%

  • France

    3%

  • Norway

    3%

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Sage Family Origin

Where is the Sage family from?

Sage Family Occupations

What did your Sage ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sage family was Carpenter. The most common Sage occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Sage's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sage.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sage ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sage Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 120,000 census records available for the last name Sage. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sage census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Sage. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 20,000 military records available for the last name Sage. For the veterans among your Sage ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sage Life Expectancy

What is the average Sage lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Sage life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sage in 1942 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sage ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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