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Origins Available: English
The surname Savage was first found in Cheshire
at Barrow, a parish, in the union of Great Boughton, Second division of the hundred
of Eddisbury. "[Barrow] consists of Great and Little Barrow. It was given by Ranulph, Earl of Chester, to his nephew William de Albini, Earl of Arundel. The two manors were at a later period possessed by the Despencers, and, after their attainder, were granted by Edward III. to Sir Roger de Swinerton, an heiress of whose family brought them, in marriage, to Sir John Savage, who was knighted by Henry V. at the battle of Agincourt." 
Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Savage, Sauvage, Savidge, Savadge and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Savage research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1177, 1358, 1410, 1400, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1382, 1386, 1385, 1390, 1391, 1401, 1402, 1404, 1393, 1396, 1402, 1406, 1463, 1507, 1603, 1654, 1628, 1694, 1608, 1682, 1635 and are included under the topic Early Savage History in all our PDF Extended History products
Another 315 words (22 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Savage Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the Savage family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Savage or a variant listed above:
Savage Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Savage who settled in Virginia in 1607
- Richard Savage, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1607
- Ann Savage, who arrived in Virginia in 1621
- Ann, Frank, Mart, Thomas Savage settled in Virginia in 1635
- Fr Savage, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
Savage Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Eliza Savage, who landed in Virginia in 1701
- Richd Savage, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
- Eliz Savage, who landed in Virginia in 1704
- David Savage, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
- James Savage, who landed in New England in 1723
Savage Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James R Savage, who landed in America in 1801
- Patrick D Savage, aged 25, arrived in Maryland in 1812
- Crosfield Savage, aged 22, landed in New York in 1812
- Patrick Savage, who arrived in Louisiana in 1824
- Anthony Savage, who landed in New York in 1827
Savage Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Job Savage, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
- Matthew Savage, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
- John Savage with his wife and children settled in Fort Cumberland Nova Scotia in 1774
Savage Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mary Savage, aged 21, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1833 aboard the brig "William" from Cork
- George Savage, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1833 aboard the brig "Ugoni" from Belfast
- Jeremiah Savage, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1834 aboard the brig "Levant Star" from Cork
- Jane Savage arrived in Saint John, NB aboard the ship "Leslie Gault" in 1834
- James Savage a labourer, arrived in Saint John, NB aboard the ship "Leslie Gault" in 1834
Savage Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Jonathan Savage, English convict from Cumberland, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Austraila
- William Savage, English convict from Norfolk, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
- James Savage, English convict from Essex, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
- Henry Savage arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840
- John Savage arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840
Savage Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Savage, aged 28, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856
- Julia Savage, aged 26, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Seringapatam" in 1856
- James Savage arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ida Zeigler" in 1863
- W. D. Savage arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sir George Grey" in 1864
- Charles Savage, aged 27, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
- Claudia Von Savage, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 2004
- Augustus Alexander "Gus" Savage (1925-2015), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois (1981-1993)
- Henry Wilson Savage (1859-1927), American theatrical manager
- John Savage (b. 1949), born John Youngs, an American Genie Award nominated actor, best known for his roles in The Deer Hunter (1978), Hair (1979) and The Godfather: Part III (1990)
- Arthur William Savage (1857-1938), American businessman, inventor and explorer, founder of Savage Arms in 1894, best known for producing the Savage Model 99
- Adam Whitney Savage (b. 1967), American two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominated industrial design and special effects designer/fabricator
- Fredrick Aaron "Fred" Savage (b. 1976), American two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominated, four-time Young Artist Award winning actor, director and producer of television and film, best known for his role as Kevin Arnold in the American television series The Wonder Years
- James W. Savage, American politician, Member of University of Nebraska Board of Regents, 1873-75
- Jess W. Savage, American politician, Mayor of Albany, Oregon, 1949
- Joe Savage, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Kentucky State House of Representatives 78th District, 1975
- America's First Family, the Savages of Virginia by August Burgahrd.
- Savage-Stillman-Rogers-Lindsey-Dever and Related Families with Magna Carta and Royal Lines by Myrtle Savage Rhoades.
- We Are the Savages: Descendants of Ensign Thomas Savage of Jamestown by Jacob Cochran Savage.
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 teMotto Translation:
From thee, for thee.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
- Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
- Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
- Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
- Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
- Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
- Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
- Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
- Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
The Savage Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Savage 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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