Salvage History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Salvage family

The surname Salvage was first found in " Normandy and England, which implied, perhaps, a roughness of manners." [1] John Sauuage, was a witness in 1222, James Seavage was married in Edinburgh in 1629, and John Savadge appears in the toun of Sanquhar in 1641. [2]

Selvach (died 729), was king of Scottish Dalriada and was probably a younger son of Fearchair Fada (the Long.) [3]

Early History of the Salvage family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Salvage research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1177 and are included under the topic Early Salvage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Salvage Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Savage, Sauvage, Savidge, Savadge and others.

Early Notables of the Salvage family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Salvage Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Salvage family to Ireland

Some of the Salvage family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Salvage migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Salvage Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Salvage, who landed in Maryland in 1654 [4]
Salvage Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jose Salvage, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1864 [4]
  • John Salvage, who arrived in Iroquois County, Illinois in 1888 [4]

Australia Salvage migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Salvage Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Abraham Salvage, aged 28, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon" [5]


The Salvage Motto +

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.


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  3. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMAZON 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/amazon1852.shtml


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