55,635 SAVAGE members around the world
Stay informed about SAVAGE Family online & offline events!
See one of our recent Ireland101 Tribe Gatherings
SAVAGE Family HistoryThis interesting name is an example of that sizeable group of early European surnames that were gradually created from the habitual use of nicknames. The nicknames were given in the first instance with reference to a variety of characteristics, such as physical attributes or peculiarities, mental and moral characteristics, or to habits of dress or occupation. Savage is of early medieval English origin, and derives from the Middle English and Old French "salvage, sauvage", wild, uncontrolled. The surname has the distinction of being first recorded in the Domesday Book (see below). Further early examples include: Robert le Sauuage (Surrey, 1198) and Ralph le Savage (Suffolk, 1268)...
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous SAVAGE (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the SAVAGE tribe
- Find your SAVAGE ancestor
- Tell us about your SAVAGE Family
- Tell us about your SAVAGE ancestors
- Ask a question about the SAVAGE history
- Leave a message for SAVAGE family members
Areas of Origin for SAVAGE
Invite more SAVAGE family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the SAVAGE tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Discover about where the SAVAGE live around the world
Explore where tribe members live today!