Savidge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Savidge family

The surname Savidge was first found in " Normandy and England, which implied, perhaps, a roughness of manners." [1] John Sauuage, was a witness in 1222, James Seavage was married in Edinburgh in 1629, and John Savadge appears in the toun of Sanquhar in 1641. [2]

Selvach (died 729), was king of Scottish Dalriada and was probably a younger son of Fearchair Fada (the Long.) [3]

Early History of the Savidge family

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Savidge Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Savage, Sauvage, Savidge, Savadge and others.

Early Notables of the Savidge family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Savidge family to Ireland

Some of the Savidge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Savidge migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Savidge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Savidge, who landed in Virginia in 1650 [4]
  • Robert Savidge, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 [4]
Savidge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Samuell Savidge, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [4]
Savidge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Savidge, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870 [4]
  • Eugene C. Savidge, aged 30, who landed in America from London, in 1893
  • Mrs. W. Savidge, aged 26, who immigrated to America, in 1895
  • E. Coleman Savidge, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1896
Savidge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mabelle Savidge, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1905
  • George Savidge, aged 33, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Winnifred Savidge, aged 26, who settled in America from London, England, in 1907
  • Rosa Savidge, aged 30, who landed in America from Manchester, England, in 1908
  • Basil Savidge, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States from Stratham, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Savidge (post 1700) +

  • Martin Savidge (b. 1958), Canadian-born, American Edward R. Murrow and Emmy Award-winning television journalist for NBC news
  • William Savidge (b. 1863), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 23rd District, 1897-98 [5]
  • Edmond M. Savidge, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912, 1924 [5]
  • Vaughan Savidge (b. 1956), English BBC newsreader from Luton, Bedfordshire
  • Malcolm Savidge (b. 1946), United Kingdom Labour Party Member of Parliament for Aberdeen North
  • Cecil Arthur Grant Savidge (1948-1949), British Chief Commissioner of Balochistan


The Savidge Motto +

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 te
Motto Translation: From thee, for thee.


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  3. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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