Sauvage Family History

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Sauvage Name Meaning

French and English: nickname for a wild or uncouth person, from Middle English, Old French salvage, sauvage ‘untamed’ (Late Latin salvaticus, a derivative of Latin silva ‘wood’, influenced by Latin salvus ‘whole’, i.e. natural).

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


Similar surnames: Savage, Salvage, Ramage, Sage, Sauve, Salva, Selvage, Cabbage

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Sauvage Family Origin

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Sauvage Family Occupations

What did your Sauvage ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Sauvage occupation in Canada was Journalier. 41% of Sauvage's were Journaliers. Journalier, Cultivateur and Fileuse were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sauvage. A less common occupation for the Sauvage family was Navigateur.

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  • Journalier

    41%
  • Cultivateur

    14%
  • Fileuse

    11%
  • Navigateur

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sauvage ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sauvage Historical Records

What Sauvage family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sauvage. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sauvage census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Sauvage. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Sauvage. For the veterans among your Sauvage ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sauvage Life Expectancy

What is the average Sauvage lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Sauvage life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Sauvage in 1958 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sauvage

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sauvage ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Sauvage Family

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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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