Savin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Savin family

The surname Savin 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 Savin family

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Savin Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Savin family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Savin family to Ireland

Some of the Savin 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 Savin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Savin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Savin, who landed in Virginia in 1629 [4]
  • Edward Savin, who arrived in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1640 [4]
  • Susan Savin, who landed in Virginia in 1642 [4]
  • Robert Savin, who arrived in Virginia in 1661 [4]
  • John Savin, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [4]
Savin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jean Savin, who arrived in Virginia in 1700 [4]
Savin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • G W Savin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [4]
  • Miguel Savin, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [4]
  • James Savin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1875 [4]

Canada Savin migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Savin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Savin who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Larch" departing 11th July 1847 from Sligo, Ireland; the ship arrived on 20th August 1847 but he died on board [5]
Savin Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • H B Savin, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

New Zealand Savin migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Savin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Savin, aged 23, a bootmaker, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

Contemporary Notables of the name Savin (post 1700) +

  • Moses A. Savin, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1956; Mayor of New London, Connecticut, 1957 [6]
  • John B. Savin, American politician, Member of Delaware State House of Representatives from Kent County, 1824 [6]
  • Francisco Savín (1929-2018), Mexican conductor and composer from Mexico City; he conducted the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra from 1963 to 1967 and from 1984 to 1986
  • Anatoly Ivanovich Savin (1920-2016), Russian scientist, a specialist in the field of information and control automation systems
  • Denis Aleksandrovich Savin (b. 1981), Russian professional football player
  • Maurice Louis Savin (1894-1973), French artist, painter, and tapestry-maker
  • Ivan Savin, professional ice hockey defenceman
  • John Richard Savin (b. 1942), former English cricketer
  • Graham Paul Savin (b. 1964), former English cricketer

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Tom Savin, American Radioman Second Class from Nebraska, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [7]


The Savin 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. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 94)
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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