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Savin Family History

Savin Name Meaning

Russian: from a personal name based on Latin Sabinus (see Sabin) or Greek Sabbas (see Savas). English and French: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Savin, a variant of Sabin. English and French: altered form of the Middle English and Old French personal name Selvein, Latin Silvanus (see Silvano). Irish: reduced form of O’Savin, Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sabháin ‘descendant of Sabhán’, a personal name based on sabh ‘cub’. The Irish surname has largely been absorbed into Savage.

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


Similar surnames: Gavin, Lavin, Sabin, Slavin, Satin, Davin, Cain, Makin, Babin, Savino

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Where is the Savin family from?

You can see how Savin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Savin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Savin families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 8 Savin families living in New Brunswick. This was about 29% of all the recorded Savin's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Savin families in 1911.
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What did your Savin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Savin. 60% of Savin men worked as a 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
    60%
  • Labourer
    40%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Savin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Savin 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Savin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Savin. For the veterans among your Savin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Savin lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Savin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Savin in 1955 was 61, and 88 in 2004.

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