Sauvageau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Sauvageau evolved in the French province of Champagne in the Middle Ages. It was a name for a person who is considered to be unmannered or coarse. Originally the name Sauvageau was from the Old French word "sauvage," meaning "savage."

Early Origins of the Sauvageau family

The surname Sauvageau was first found in Champagne, where the family was established in a village in the department of Haute-Marne, in the district of Wassy.

Several members of this distinguished family became renowned. Denis Sauvage, lord of Parc, was born around 1520 in Fontenailles. He was a writer and died around 1587. He is credited with some grammatical observations and translations. François-Clément Sauvage, an engineer and administrator, was born in 1814 and died in Paris in 1872.

Early History of the Sauvageau family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sauvageau research. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1706, 1767, 1786, 1857, 1794 and 1877 are included under the topic Early Sauvageau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sauvageau Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sauvage, Sauvages, Sauvageau, Sauvageaud, Sauvageaut, Sauvageaux, Sauvageot, Sauvaget, Sauvagier and many more.

Early Notables of the Sauvageau family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family during this period was François Sauvages de la Croix (1706-1767), a physician and botanist, the son of a former captain in the regiment of Flanders...
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United States Sauvageau migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sauvageau Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Claude Sauvageau, who married Jeanne Legendre in America in 1656

Canada Sauvageau migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sauvageau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Claude Sauvageau, son of Jean and Madeleine, who married Jeanne Le Gendre, daughter of Isaac and Claude, in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec on 3rd December 1669 [1]
  • Alexis Sauvageau, who married Marguerite Massé in 1694 in Grondines, Quebec
  • Alexis Sauvageau, son of Claude and Jeanne, who married Marguerite Massé, daughter of Martin and Thérèse, in Deschambault-Grondines, Quebec on 19th April 1694 [1]
Sauvageau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Alexis Sauvageau, son of Alexis and Marguerite, who married Marguerite Germain, daughter of Henri and Geneviève, in Deschambault-Grondines, Quebec on 10th August 1723 [1]
  • Alexis Sauvageau, a carpenter, who married Catherine Guillemot in 1737 in Quebec City
  • Bonaventure Sauvageau, son of Alexis and Marguerite, who married Françoise Joubin, daughter of Jean and Françoise-Élisabeth, in Deschambault-Grondines, Quebec on 9th November 1739 [1]
  • Jacques Sauvageau, son of Alexis and Marguerite, who married Louise Naud, daughter of François and Ursule, in Deschambault-Grondines, Quebec on 29th July 1743 [1]
  • Louis Sauvageau, son of Alexis and Marguerite, who married Ursule Naud, daughter of François and Ursule, in Deschambault-Grondines, Quebec on 27th April 1745 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Sauvageau (post 1700) +

  • Camille François Sauvageau (1861-1936), French botanist and phycologist
  • Paul-Émile Sauvageau (1918-2003), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec and a City Councillor in Montreal
  • Louis Charles Sauvageau (1807-1849), Canadian conductor, composer, and music educator
  • Tancrède Sauvageau (1819-1892), Canadian merchant and political figure
  • Danièle Sauvageau, the former head coach of the Canadian national women's hockey team
  • Benoît Sauvageau (1963-2006), Canadian politician


  1. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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