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Savoie Family History

Savoie Name Meaning

French: regional name from the region (former kingdom) of Savoy, French Savoie. This was consolidated in the 11th century by Count Humbert the White-handed, feudal lord of the kingdom of Arles. His descendants formed the great European noble house of Savoy, with large holdings in France, Switzerland, and Italy. Piedmont was closely connected with Savoy as early as the 11th century, since Humbert acquired a number of possessions there through marriage.

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


Similar surnames: Savoia, Lavoie, Savage, Savin, Sabot, Salmi, Salois, Savoy, Savel

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Where is the Savoie family from?

You can see how Savoie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Savoie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Savoie families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 668 Savoie families living in New Brunswick. This was about 50% of all the recorded Savoie's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Savoie families in 1911.
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What did your Savoie ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Savoie. 23% of Savoie men worked as a Cultivateur and 32% of Savoie women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Savoie were Laborer and Cultivateur.

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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

  • Cultivateur
    23%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Journalier
    11%
  • Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    32%
  • Servante
    20%
  • Institutrice
    10%
  • Cultivateur
    8%
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Savoie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Savoie 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 Savoie. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Savoie. For the veterans among your Savoie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Savoie lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Savoie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Savoie in 1946 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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