Savant Family History

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Savant Name Meaning

French: nickname from savant ‘learned’, a nickname for a university graduate or a particularly knowledgeable person. Indian (Maharashtra): Hindu (Maratha) name based on the name of a Maratha clan. It is derived from Sanskrit samanta ‘feudatory prince’.

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

Similar surnames: Salvant, Sant, Sabat, Savage, Saran, Sagan, Salant, Saint, Savin

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Savant Family Origin

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Savant Family Occupations

What did your Savant ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Savant. 33% of Savant men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Savant women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Savant were Farm Labor and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Farm Labor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Housewife
  • Laborer
  • Waitress

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

Savant Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Savant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Savant 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 559 immigration records available for the last name Savant. 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 776 military records available for the last name Savant. For the veterans among your Savant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Savant Life Expectancy

What is the average Savant lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Savant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Savant in 1960 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Savant 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.

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