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Origin Of The Surname Saville

Meaning Of The Surname Saville

From the Saxon Village

Interesting Facts About Saville

Saville is a surname that was introduced to Britain by Normans invading from France. In France it was a locational surname coming from Sainville in Normandy. The place name comes from the French ‘saisne’ which meant Saxon, combined with ‘ville’ to mean ‘Saxon Village’. The place name would have been given after Saxons invaded from Germany. When brought to Britain, the name would then have spread by being passed down to younger generations of new families started by the Normans.

Saville Statistics

Saville is the number 1622 ranked surname in the United Kingdom. According to our statistics around 6,380 share the surname Saville in the UK.

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