Savoy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Savoy family

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.

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]

Important Dates for the Savoy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Savoy research. Another 81 words (6 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Savoy Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Savoy family (pre 1700)

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

Savoy migration to the United States

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 [2]
  • Martha Savoy, who arrived in Maryland in 1673 [2]
  • Isaac Savoy, who landed in Delaware in 1693 [2]
Savoy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jean Savoy, who arrived in Delaware in 1700 [2]
  • Jean Savoy, who was a Huguenot immigrant to Delaware in 1700
  • Mary Savoy, who landed in Virginia in 1711 [2]
  • Francis Savoy, who landed in New York in 1756 [2]
  • Aman Savoy and his wife, who were Acadians who arrived in South Carolina in 1763
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Savoy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Aime Savoy, who arrived in New York, NY in 1833 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Savoy (post 1700)

  • 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 [3]
  • René Savoy (1473-1525), French nobleman and soldier
  • Guy Savoy, world-renowned French chef
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

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