Savel Family History
Savel Name Meaning
French: habitational name from a place in Isère, originally named with Latin sabellum, a variant of sabulum ‘sand’. Dutch: topographic name from zavel, savel ‘sand’, or a habitational name (Van den Savel, Van de(r) Savel) for someone from one of the places named with this word. Dutch: from Middle Dutch sabel, savel ‘sable’, ‘black fur’, a metonymic occupational name for a furrier, or nickname for a black-haired person.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press