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.
Early History of the Sauvageau family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sauvageau research.Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1520, 1587, 1706, 1767, 1786, 1794, 1814, 1857, 1872, 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
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... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sauvageau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sauvageau family to the New World and Oceana
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
Sauvageau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Alexis Sauvageau, who married Marguerite Massé in 1694 in Grondines, Quebec
Sauvageau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Alexis Sauvageau, a carpenter, who married Catherine Guillemot in 1737 in Quebec City
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