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There are 78,691 people with the Savage surname on MyHeritage.com
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Where do people with the Savage surname come from:
USA
 (52%)
Great Britain
 (30%)
Canada
 (8%)
Ireland
 (5%)
Australia
 (2%)
New Zealand
 (1%)
South Africa
 (0.4%)
Philippines
 (0.2%)
France
 (0.2%)
Mexico
 (0.1%)
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The meaning of the name Savage:
  1. English and Scottish: nickname for a wild or uncouth person, from Middle English, Old French salvage, sauvage ‘untamed’ (Late Latin salvaticus literally ‘man of the woods’, a derivative of Latin silva ‘wood’, influenced by Latin salvus ‘whole’, i.e. natural).
  2. Irish: 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 Ashkenazic Jewish Savich.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, Mar 2003
Most popular first names with surname Savage:
Alice Savage   Anne Savage   David Savage   Edward Savage   Eliza Savage   Elizabeth Savage   Hannah Savage   John Savage   Katherine Savage   Margaret Savage   Mary Savage   Samuel Savage   Sarah Savage   Thomas Savage   William Savage  
Family sites on MyHeritage with the last name Savage:
Bjerkness and Savage Family Website, 34 members
Ruby Lee Savage- Mitchell Web Site, 20 members
Savage Web Site, 20 members
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