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The surname Savoy was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where bearers of Savoy 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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Savoy research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1383, 1416, 1418, 1451, and 1528 are included under the topic Early Savoy History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Savoy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Thomas Savoy, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Martha Savoy, who arrived in Maryland in 1673
  • Isaac Savoy, who landed in Delaware in 1693

Savoy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Jean Savoy, who arrived in Delaware in 1700
  • Jean Savoy, who was a Huguenot immigrant to Delaware in 1700
  • Mary Savoy, who landed in Virginia in 1711
  • Francis Savoy, who landed in New York in 1756
  • Aman Savoy and his wife, who were Acadians who arrived in South Carolina in 1763


Savoy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Charles Aime Savoy, who arrived in New York, NY in 1833

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  • Suzanne Savoy (b. 1955), American actress and voice actress
  • Wilson Allen Savoy (b. 1982), American Grammy nominated Cajun accordion player
  • Joel Savoy, American musician and music producer
  • Ann Savoy (b. 1952), American musician, author, and record producer
  • Marc Savoy (b. 1940), American musician, and builder and player of the Cajun accordion
  • Lauren Waaktaar Savoy, American musician, composer, director and photographer
  • Douglas Eugene "Gene" Savoy (1927-2007), American explorer who discovered the lost Inca and pre-Inca cities in Peru
  • Johnnie M. Savoy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000
  • René Savoy (1473-1525), French nobleman and soldier
  • Guy Savoy, world-renowned French chef

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  • Savoy Heritage, 1621 to the Present by Louis Germain Savoy.
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The Savoy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Savoy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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