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Sauvage Family History

Sauvage Name Meaning

French and English: nickname for a wild or uncouth person, from Middle English, Old French salvage, sauvage ‘untamed’ (Late Latin salvaticus, a derivative of Latin silva ‘wood’, influenced by Latin salvus ‘whole’, i.e. natural).

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


Similar surnames: Savage, Salvage, Ramage, Sage, Sauve, Salva, Selvage, Cabbage

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Where is the Sauvage family from?

You can see how Sauvage families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sauvage family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Sauvage families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there was 1 Sauvage family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Sauvage's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Sauvage families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sauvage surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sauvage ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sauvage. 36% of Sauvage men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Clerk
    29%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Mechanic
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    100%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Sauvage. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sauvage census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sauvage. 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 Cards

There are 494 military records available for the last name Sauvage. For the veterans among your Sauvage ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sauvage lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Sauvage life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Sauvage in 1958 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

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