Sauve Family History

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Sauve Name Meaning

French (Sauvé): from Old French sauvé ‘saved’ (past participle of sauver ‘to save’); a nickname for someone who had had a narrow escape, or from a personal name with a religious significance referring to Christian salvation.

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

Similar surnames: Saul, Aube, Sause, Sayne, Sault, Sage, Salle, Steve, Saur, Lauve

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Sauve Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sauve name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Sauve Family Origin

Where is the Sauve family from?

Sauve Family Occupations

What did your Sauve ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Clk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sauve. The most common Sauve occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Sauve's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sauve family was Dry Goods Clerk.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Clk In Store

  • Dry Goods Clerk


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

Sauve Historical Records

What Sauve family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Sauve. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sauve 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sauve. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sauve. For the veterans among your Sauve ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sauve Life Expectancy

What is the average Sauve lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Sauve life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Sauve in 1949 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sauve

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sauve 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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