The Italian surname Savio derives from the word "savio," meaning "wise," or "learned;" thus it was likely originally a nickname
for a wise or knowledgeable man.
Early Origins of the Savio family
The surname Savio was first found in Venice
, a city and seaport occupying one of the most remarkable sites of the world. It is rich in ancient palaces, churches, libraries, galleries, monuments, statues, treasures and artifacts. Its history is abundant in politics, art, religion, scholarship and conflict. An early record of this name shows that Ziliolo de Savina held the post of ducal secretary in Venice, in 1289. Another record shows the noble Savini di Siena family is on record holding lands in Sienna as early as 1355. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Early History of the Savio family
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Savio Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Savio, Savi, Savioli, Saviotti, Saviozzi, Savoldi, Savoldini, Savonarola and many more.
Early Notables of the Savio family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Savio family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Savio Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Peter Savio, who arrived in Indiana sometime between 1856 and 1904
Savio Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Carolina Savio, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from S. Fratello, Messina, Italy, in 1909
- Concetta Savio, aged 47, who landed in America from S. Fratello, Messina, Italy, in 1909
- Angelo Savio, aged 22, who settled in America from Canischio, Italy, in 1910
- Antonio Savio, aged 16, who emigrated to America from Sirgenti, Italy, in 1911
- Beneditteo Savio, aged 14, who landed in America from S. Fratello, Sicily, in 1912
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Contemporary Notables of the name Savio (post 1700)
- Garton Orville del Savio (1913-2006), American Major League Baseball shortstop
- Mario Savio (1942-1996), American social activist and physics teacher at Sonoma State University
- St Dominic Savio (1842-1857), Italian patron saint of the falsely accused
- John Andreas Savio (1902-1938), Norwegian artist, known for his woodcuts
- Manuel Nicolás Aristóbulo Savio (1893-1948), Argentine engineer and military man