The name Savageau 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 Savageau was from the Old French word "sauvage," meaning "savage."
Early Origins of the Savageau family
The surname Savageau 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 Savageau family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Savageau 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 Savageau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Savageau Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Sauvage, Sauvages, Sauvageau, Sauvageaud, Sauvageaut, Sauvageaux, Sauvageot, Sauvaget, Sauvagier and many more.
Early Notables of the Savageau 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 Savageau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Savageau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Claude Sauvageau, who married Jeanne Legendre in 1656; Alexis Sauvageau, who married Marguerite Massé in 1694 in Grondines; and Alexis Sauvageau, a carpenter, who married Catherine Guillemot in 1737 in Quebec City..
Contemporary Notables of the name Savageau (post 1700)
- Cheryl Savageau (b. 1950), American poet of Abenaki descent