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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


Similar surnames: Havel, Sale, Hamel, Tavel, Sawvel, Gabel, Sales, Naves, Ravel, Haver

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Where is the Savel family from?

You can see how Savel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Savel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Savel families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 5 Savel families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 71% of all the recorded Savel's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Savel families in 1911.
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What did your Savel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Savel. 30% of Savel men worked as a Laborer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Proprietor
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Savel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Savel 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 578 immigration records available for the last name Savel. 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 445 military records available for the last name Savel. For the veterans among your Savel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Savel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Savel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Savel in 1963 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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