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Origins of the Savage surname

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About the Savages

We have a total number of 147743 records for people with the last name Savage.

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Alternative variations of the name Savage

Savage, Savages, Sauvage, Savidge, Savvage

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Where do most Savages live?

In 1921, most Savages lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Savages

How common is your surname?

338th most common surname in the UK

We have 119,000 records for the Savage surname. The oldest one dates back to 1539.

Who were Savages most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Savage first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Savages

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Savages in 1921


Domestic Servant




General Servant Domestic


House Servant


Common Male occupations for Savages in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer


Coal Miner




Farm Labourer


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