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Meaning and Origin of: Savage

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Last name origins & meanings:

  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.
  4. A Jacob Savage, born in Exeter, Devon, England, in 1604, is recorded in Essex, NJ, by the early 1630s. Edward Savage, of Huguenot descent, emigrated from Ireland to Massachusetts in 1696. His grandson and namesake, who was born in Princeton, MA, in 1761 gained fame as an artist for his portrait of George Washington (1789–90).

Famous people with this first name: Fred Savage

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