Spelling variations of this family name include: Savage, Sauvage, Savidge, Savadge and others.
First found in Cheshire where they were seated from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert and Thomas Savadge settled in Virginia in 1623; Ann, Frank, Mart, Thomas Savage settled in Virginia in 1635; John Savage with his wife and children settled in Fort Cumberland Nova Scotia in 1774.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Motto Translated: From thee, for thee.
Suggested Readings for the name Savage
America's First Family, the Savages of Virginia by August Burgahrd, Savage-Stillman-Rogers-Lindsey-Dever and Related Families with Magna Carta and Royal Lines by Myrtle Savage Rhoades, We Are the Savages: Descendants of Ensign Thomas Savage of Jamestown by Jacob Cochran Savage.
Some noteworthy people of the name Savage
* Richard Savage, New Zealand Lawyer
* Sir Alfred Savage, Company Chairman
* Albert Savage, Director General
* Sir Edward Savage,
* Canon Edwin Sidney Savage (1862-1947), English clergyman
* Michael Joseph Savage (1872-1940), New Zealand politician and the first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand
* Anthony Savage, Chief Executive
* Rev. Gordon Savage, Bishop of Southwell
* Able Seaman William Alfred Savage (1912-1942), British sailor awarded the Victoria Cross during WWII
Please be aware that there is more than one coat of arms for this surname. If you would like this particular coat of arms, you must describe it on your order form. If you don't describe it on your order form, we will provide you with the oldest coat of arms on record for this surname, which may or may not be the one pictured above.
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