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Sage Name Meaning

English and French: nickname for a wise man, from Middle English, Old French sage ‘learned’, ‘sensible’, from Latin sagus ‘prophetic’, akin to sagax ‘sharp’, ‘perceptive’. Irish: variant of Savage, via the Gaelicized form Sabhaois. German: habitational name from a place near Oldenburg, so named from an old word, sege ‘sedge’, ‘reed’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Sale, Sade, Cage, Page, Hage, Gage, Lage, Sager, Sales, Salge

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Where is the Sage family from?

You can see how Sage families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sage family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sage families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 226 Sage families living in Ontario. This was about 51% of all the recorded Sage's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sage families in 1911.
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What did your Sage ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Sage. 46% of Sage men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Sage women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sage were Carpenter and Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    46%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Journalier
    8%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Student
    19%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Farmer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 120,000 census records available for the last name Sage. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sage census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Sage. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 20,000 military records available for the last name Sage. For the veterans among your Sage ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sage lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Sage life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sage in 1942 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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