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Savage Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname for a wild or uncouth person, from Middle English, Old French salvage, sauvage ‘untamed’ (Late Latin salvaticus literally ‘man of the woods’, a derivative of Latin silva ‘wood’, influenced by Latin salvus ‘whole’, i.e. natural). Irish: generally of English origin (it was taken to County Down in the 12th century), this name has also sometimes been adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Ó Sabháin, the name of a small south Munster sept, which was earlier Anglicized as O’Savin (see Savin). Americanized form of Ashkenazic Jewish Savich.

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


Similar surnames: Sauvage, Salvage, Ramage, Sage, Salge, Ladage, Savant, Schrage, Slape

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Savage Family Origin

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Savage Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Savage family was Farming. The most common Savage occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Savage's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Savage.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    3%

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Savage Historical Records

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Savage Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Savage life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Savage in 1943 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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United States

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