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Where did the Scottish Sauvage family come from? What is the Scottish Sauvage family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sauvage family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sauvage family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Savage, Sauvage, Savidge, Savadge and others.
First found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sauvage research. Another 232 words(17 lines of text) covering the year 1177 is included under the topic Early Sauvage History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Sauvage Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Sauvage family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 144 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sauvage Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: A te pro te
Motto Translation: From thee, for thee.
The Sauvage Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sauvage Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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