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Sava Surname Meaning

Italian: habitational name from Sava in Taranto or the district so named in Baronissi Salerno; the placename is probably from a pre-Latin element saba sava ‘ditch’. Italian (Sicily; Savà) and Romanian: from the personal name Savà Sava of Greek origin (see Savas ). American shortened (and altered) form of Greek Savas or its standard variant Savvas or of patronymics derived from these personal names.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Sawa, Sada, Sama, Sala, Cava, Nava, Savas, Haga, Kava, Saba

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Where is the Sava family from?

You can see how Sava families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sava family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Sava families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Sava families living in Cornwall. This was about 71% of all the recorded Sava's in United Kingdom. Cornwall had the highest population of Sava families in 1891.
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What did your Sava ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sava. 23% of Sava men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Sava women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sava were Baker and Cook. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Labor
  • Baker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Waitress
  • Singer
  • Cook
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sava. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Sava. For the veterans among your Sava ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sava lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sava life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sava in 1963 was 80, and 89 in 2004.

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