The Sauvat surname is derived from the Old French given name Sauvé, which comes from the word "sauver," meaning "to save." The name was given to those who were thought to have achieved religious salvation.
The surname Sauvat was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where the family has held a
since early times.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre Sauvé dit Laplante of Guyenne, a soldier, who came to Québec where he married Marie Michel in Lachine in 1696; Andre Sauve and his wife Catherine Cuilliere Sauve, who came to Louisiana in 1720.