Last name: SAVAGE

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SAVAGE : This last name is indexed 332,633 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SAVAGE : 1: English: of Norman origin a nickname for a wild or uncouth person from Middle English and Old French salvage sauvage ‘wild untamed’ (from Late Latin salvaticus literally ‘man of the woods’ a derivative of Latin silva ‘wood’ influenced by Latin salvus ‘whole’ i.e. natural). Compare French Sauvage.2: Irish (Down): generally of English origin (it was taken to County Down in the 12th century) this name has also sometimes been adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Ó Sabháin the name of a small south Munster sept which was earlier Anglicized as O'Savin (see Savin).3: Americanized form of Jewish (Ashkenazic) Savich and of Serbian Savić (see Savic).

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