Last name: Savage

This interesting name is an example of that sizeable group of early European surnames that were gradually created from the habitual use of nicknames. The nicknames were given in the first instance with reference to a variety of characteristics, such as physical attributes or peculiarities, mental and moral characteristics, or to habits of dress or occupation. Savage is of early medieval English origin, and derives from the Middle English and Old French "salvage, sauvage", wild, uncontrolled. The surname has the distinction of being first recorded in the Domesday Book (see below). Further early examples include: Robert le Sauuage (Surrey, 1198) and Ralph le Savage (Suffolk, 1268). The surname is particularly well recorded in the Province of Ulster, and the great Co. Down family of Savage - Savage of the Ards - was planted there by John de Courcey, a Norman invader, as early as 1177. The "Annals of the Four Masters" mention that the name was Gaelicized as "Mac an tSabhasaigh", and accept that the English settlers there became hibernicized. Thomas Savage, "a tayler", aged 27 yrs., who embarked from London on the ship "Planter" bound for New England in April 1635, was among the first of the name to enter America. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Edric Saluvage, which was dated 1086, in the "Domesday Book for Herefordshire", during the reign of King William 1st, known as "William the Conqueror", 1066 - 1087. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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i live in Washington USA my great grandma is Georgia savage

Berkley A. Savage Jr.

I am a junior; I am from Baltimore, MD. What is the link between Savage, MD, and Savage's living in MD.?

Elwyn Merlin Savage II

Connecticut, USA Fathers name Elwyn M Savage I (Bangor ME, USA) Grandfathers Name Merlin Savage (Etna ME, USA) that is as far back as I know, but would live to know more....

Karl Savage

Karl Savage married to Tamsin Savage in Sheffield England

Lagalia Savage Afola

We are African American and have roots in Mississippi and Arkansas. My father is William N. Savage and my grandfather is Will Savage. Savage may not be the birth name of my grandfather. My father was born in 1923 and I'm looking for my sister who was born around the year 1940. Please contact me I'm in KCMO and my phone number is public under Afola.


We might be related. I believe Will was my great great grandfather, if Benjamin was his son, who was my grandmother's (Esora) father.

Edward Ray Savage,

My first known ancestor was Robert (Sevedge) Savage born in the United Kingdom in 1650. His wife was Mary (?). He died in Surry County, Virginia, USA in 1698. Does anyone know more about him?

There was a Mary Savage born 1816 living in Kent England

Jerome savage
Castle Savage that stood in the ards peninsula in Co Down overlooking the shore of star strangford lough is now reduced to a few mounds and foundation.

My last name is Savage Born in Oklahoma. My Grandfather did a genealogy book that links with some of the savages listed. I’ve been trying to find out about one of my ancestors Benjamin Franklin Savage to find out how and why he got his name.


Ben was my grandmother's (Esora Savage) father

Sorry for the mistakes in my posting...I am tired!

I knew nothing of my great grandparent until a family member dug a bit deeper and found out that my family of is Irish origin. This 'memory' was lost because my grand father's father abandoned him when he was a young boy and the family hushed it all up as in those days it was shameful. He was nearly sent to a work house until an Aunt rescued him and brought him up. His mother died young. I felt very sad for my Grandfather (now deceased) when I found out. What a tragic life.

savage family
Do you live in Texas

I live in Texas

My father, who grew up outside Montreal, QC happened upon a copy of a fairly extensive genealogy book that a friend of my parents had from a very large gathering of Savage families in Quebec. A large majority of the early ancestors were traced back to Wales and Ireland. We are pretty certain there was a common relation back in the early 1800's as there was an entire large branch of the tree missing underneath certain family members who emigrated from Wales, where we believe our original ancestors were from.

Hi, I know this might sound strange, but I own an antiqur cabinet that was purchased in Wales, its from the mid 1600's. It was made for two people, SAVAGE and MEYNEL. These two names are carved in large letters on the front. Im trying to find out more info on this cabinet and who these people were. Thanks

Michael Savage
I would be interested to see your family tree, I grew up only 1.5 hours from Quebec border. Would be really cool to find out more.

Claude Savage

I am from Quebec Canada I have good news

alex savage
My family last name is savage and we live at montreal

My last named should have been Savage. My great-grandmother, from my dads side, remarried and changed her last name and her children's last name to Newcomb of her new husband, my grandpa's stepdad.

My maiden name in Savage. Our family were farmers in Northern California for nearly 100 years. Before that migrated to Illinois from Quebec. The name in Quebec is recorded as Sauvage. They were of French origin.

My mothers maiden name is Savage. Living in Chicago,ive been told our family goes back to king William the 1st,we believe to be of Irish decent.

Mother's maiden name was savage...from Wisconsin....My great uncle John L. Savage (called Jack) was one of the engineers heading the Hoover Dam project. His name appears on the wall at the Dam.

Claude Savage

Monique Savage
In black and trying to find my ancestors owners. My name is Monique Savage.

Raymond Savage Jr.



My husband is a Savage as well and he is black. I am trying to find how he came about his name. His father is Gerald and his grandfather is Henry. My husband is Jerome.

My maiden name is Savage, my father was George and my grandfather was Thomas from Liverpool. My Great Grandfather was James from Ireland (don't know much about him - if anyone can tell me more I would be very interested.

andrew savage
hi jean, my surname is SAVAGE, i live in liverpool and have all my life, my dad was herbert ( bert) as was my grandad. they lived in garston. i hated my surname, but now i love it, most people just call me Sav.

my nick name is sav

Paul Savage
Wow that is so weird, my fathers name is Herbert Roy Savage and his father was Herbert Clifton Savage ...... How odd ? People call me "SAV" ... I'm very proud of my name and have a personalised number plate for my car with "SAV" on it ... BTW we live in Nottingham :)

jono savage
what part of ireland was your great grandfather from jean?

andrew savage
SAV is on our car

John Savage

My farther was John Patrick Peter Savage. My Grandfather James Savage from Ireland I believe was one of 13 siblings. His wife was Gertrude and their children were John. Roger. Shiela, Roseline. Lila. Brendan.

What is your mothers name as with this family there is 2 George's.

Chase Louie
my grandfather had 8 siblings like (some) Paula Savage, Frank Savage, and Jim Savage. my mom's name is robin savage.

Chase Louie
my mom's last name is savage. my grandfather is george savage c:

Jeanne Savage-Anderson
Diana,So glad to hear that Your working on the Savage Geneolagy..Jeanne Savage -Anderson

Intresting my name is Marion Anderson Savage

my name is Michael Savage, from Greenville, NC.


I found a U.S. census report with a Savidge from Poland. I am a Savidge and I know that it is a variation of Savage, but I know my family came from England so I don't know where they would have got that spelling in Poland!

My name is Kat savage, my dad Stephen savage and my grandad ken savage! I feel like I've just found a whole new family! Yay

Claude Savage
any one is related to jean sauvage anne eon in bretagne my name is Claude Savage

Jen Savage
My name is Jennifer Savage. My Grandfather was Wilfred Savage, and his boxer name was Mickey Savage. My grandpas boxer name was given as my Fathers name.

Jeanne Savage -Anderson
Accomac, Vg Thomas Anthony.1607- Bond 1860's -St Louis,Mo.in1935-So.Ca.in1942. Are any of You related to this group of Savages? There was Melvin Leo, Floyd James& Raymond Savage.

Dianna Savage
Just working on genealogy and found this on facebook. Sorry to be out of touch for so long.

My Savage family connections are from Deeping St.James, Lincs. any other Savage people with the same links?

Dons Savage
anyone here related to Benjamin Savage of Maine county?

Carrie Savage
Possibly? My Great Grandfather was named Benjamin Savage of Lowell, MA. Was a textile engineer.

Jessica Savage
Yes. My Great Grandfather's name is Benjamin Savage. What part of Maine are you referring to?

amy savage roberts
My grandfather,s name was Benjamin Franklin Savage. My fathers name was Walter William savage.They were born in Okla. Please respond.

My last name is savage and whenever I tell people that they don't believe me at first :P Love my last name :)

my wifes maiden name is Savage n when riled up ,she lives up to her name

Wild Savage
Yes, "wild, uncontrolled" sounds about right!

My last name is Savage. Cool....

oooooh my mom's last name is savage... how cool :D

Chase Louie
my mom'd lat name is savage

My grandfather was "Rey" or Reynolds Macolear Savage. He was of Irish and English decent and fought in every major WW2 battle! Normandy,The Ardennes, Germany, and many more!

Vikki Savage
Hi... Id like to find out more regarding the Savage origin I am from Co Dublin but my granddad originates from Kilkenny in Ireland