Savoie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Savoie family

The surname Savoie was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where bearers of Savoie have been a prominent family for centuries, and the house of Savoy was a noble family seated with lands and manor. The founder of the family was Humbert I, who held the county of Savoy and some surrounding regions in the eleventh century.

François Savoie, born in 1621, married Catherine Lejeune in France in 1652. Together they travelled to the New World and settled in Acadia in the 17th century. According to a census taken in Acadia in 1671, they had nine children and their oldest son, Germain, was 17 years old at the time of the census. [1]

Early History of the Savoie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Savoie research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1383, 1416, 1418, 1451, and 1528 are included under the topic Early Savoie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Savoie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Savoie, Savoy, Savoye, Savoyier, Savois, Savoyard, Savoyart and many more.

Early Notables of the Savoie family (pre 1700)

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Savoie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Canada Savoie migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Savoie Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Savoie, who along with his wife Marie-Josephe and their four children were on record in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1763

Contemporary Notables of the name Savoie (post 1700) +

  • Nicky John Savoie (b. 1973), American former NFL football tight end who played for the New Orleans Saints in 1997
  • Matthew Savoie (b. 1980), American Olympic figure skater, three-time U.S. bronze medalist
  • Fernand Savoie, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 80th District, 1977 [2]
  • Clarence J. Savoie, American Democrat politician, Member of Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1950 [2]
  • Hidulphe A. Savoie (b. 1873), Canadian general merchant and politician in New Brunswick who represented Northumberland County (1930-1948)
  • Réjean Savoie (b. 1952), Canadian businessman and former politician in New Brunswick who represented Miramichi Bay (1999-2003)
  • Glen Savoie, Canadian politician in New Brunswick
  • Christian Savoie (b. 1976), Canadian strongman competitor, Canada's Strongest Man 2009, 2010 and North America's Strongest Man 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Denise Savoie (b. 1943), Canadian politician from Manitoba, Deputy Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons (2011-2012)
  • René Savoie (b. 1896), Swiss Olympic ice hockey player who played at the 1920 and 1924 Winter Olympics
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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