Savant History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Savant family

The surname Savant was first found in Poitou, a part of Aquitane, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of the Vienne and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Early History of the Savant family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Savant research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Savant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Savant Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Savant, Sauvan, Sauvent, Sauvain, Sauvanelle, Sauvanet, Sauvannon, Silvain, Sylvain, Silvan and many more.

Early Notables of the Savant family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Savant family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: P. Savan, who is on record in New York city in 1823; and others of the name who migrated to the New World from the mid 17th century onward.


Contemporary Notables of the name Savant (post 1700) +

  • Douglas Peter Savant (b. 1964), American actor, best known for his role as Matt Fielding in Melrose Place (1992–1997)
  • Marilyn vos Savant (b. 1946), American public figure, best known for having the highest recorded IQ according to the Guinness Book of Records


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