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About the study

The Savill one name study will expand over time due to my efforts in locating my Grandmothers ancestors. The majority of her ancestors lived in the Essex area with very little movement to other areas.

Variant names

I am at this time just looking at the spelling of the name as Savill even though some in my own tree have the name of Savill with an E, this being due to the enumerator in census records who spelt it this way.

Historical occurrences of the name

Shaw Savill being the most famous due to its shipping business which consisted of Cargo ships, also passenger cargo liners. Their is also the famous shopping street called Savill Row in London. Plus Savills Estate Agents.

Distribution of the name

41% with the name of Savill lived in the Essex area which is where most of my own ancestors originate from. Hertfordshire has 7% the rest of the country have 1% or less. Occupations 24% were Farmers and 9% were labourers. At present I have not look at the Savill surname in other countries.


The One name study will involve using BMD entries, census records and any other source in order to expand my research.