Saturday, 2 April 2016

Most frequent fornames for the name of Savil in the census

Most frequent forenames for the name of Savill in the census
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Sunday, 21 February 2016

Those who died in WW1 who have the Savill Surname

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

When you go home tell them of us and say

For your tomorrow we gave our today
Savill name 61

Age 16-46

Age not recorded 19

Service/Country United Kingdom 59

Canadian 2

Australian 1

Rank Private 25

Lance Corporal 1

Driver 2

Lance Bombardier 1

Corporal 3

Guardsman 1

Sub Lieutenant 1

Rifleman 1

Second Lieutenant 2

Captain 3

Sergeant 2

Lieutenant 1

Leading Seaman 1

Pioneer 1

Gunner 2

Craftsman 1

Flight Lieutenant 2

Ordinary Seamen 1

Cadet 1

Leading Airman 1

Stoker 1st Class 1

Company Quartermaster Sergeant 1

Warrant Officer Class 1 1

Air Craftsman 1st Class 1

Lieutenant Colonel 1

Able Seamen 1

Civilian 1

Cemetery/Memorial Name
Country Locality

Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe 1 France Pas de Calais
Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-Sur-Somme 1 France Somme
Wimereux Communal Cemetery 1 France Pas de Calais
Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangate 1 France Pas de Calais
Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension 1 France Somme
St. Pierre Cemetery Amiens 1 France Somme
East London Cemetery. Plaistow 1 United Kingdom Essex
Abney Park Cemetery 1 United Kingdom London
Hampstead Cemetery 1 United Kingdom London
Munster Heath War Cemetery 2 Germany Nordrheim Westfalen
Ypres (Menin Gate)Memorial 3 Belgium West-Valaanderen
Wrotham (St George) Churchyard Extension 1 United Kingdom Kent
Regina Trench Cemetery. Grandcourt 1 France Somme
Struma Military Cemetery 1 Greece
Vermelles British Cemetery 1 France Pas de Calais
St. Venant-Robecq Road British Cemetery. Robecq 1 France Pas de Calais
Guillemont Road Cemetery Guillemont 1 France Somme
Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery. Epehy 1 France Somme
Bagdad (North Gate) War Cemetery 1 Iraq
La Ferte Sous-Jouarre Memorial 1 France Seine-et-Marine
Helles Memorial 1 Belgium West-Valaanderen
Tyne Cot Memorial 3 Belgium West-Valaanderen
Thiepval Memorial 4 France Somme
Ploegsteert Memorial 1 Belgium Hainaut
Arras Memorial 5 France Pas de Calais
Heliopolis War Cemetery 1 Egypt
Bowmore New Parish Churchyard, Isle of Islay 1 United Kingdom Argyllshire
Durnbach War Cemetery 1 Germany Bayern
Cattistock (SS. Peter and Paul) Churchyard 1 United Kingdom Dorset
Epping Cemetery 1 United Kingdom Essex
Portsmouth Navel Cemetery 1 United Kingdom Hampshire
Tower Hill Memorial 2 United Kingdom London
Lee-on-Solent Memorial 1 United Kingdom Hampshire
Kohima War Cemetery 1 India
Chatham Navel Memorial 3 United Kingdom Kent
Massicault War Cemetery 1 Tunisia
Tobruk War Cemetery 1 Libya
Ranville War Cemetery 1 France Calvadas
East Africa Memorial 1 Kenya
Naples War Cemetery 1 Italy
Molesey Cemetery 1 United Kingdom Surrey
Richmond Cemetery. Surrey 1 United Kingdom Surrey
Hyde Borough Cemetery 1 United Kingdom Cheshire
Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery 1 Sierra Leone
Woking (St.John's) Crematorium 1 United Kingdom Surrey
Runnymede Memorial 1 United Kingdom Surrey
Leek. Rural District 1 England London
St. Pol Communal Cemetery Extension 1 France Pas de Calais


1 The Buffs (East Kent Regiment ) 1
2 London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) 2
3 Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 1
4 Army Service Corps 1
5 Royal Canadian Regiment 1
6 London Regiment 1
7 East Surrey Regiment 1
8 Canadian Army Service Corps 1
9 Royal Sussex Regiment 1
10 Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers 1
11 South Wales Boarders 1
12 Machine Gun Gorps (Infantry) 2
13 Army Veterinary Corps 1
14 Royal Fusiliers 2
15 Royal Field Artillery 1
16 Grenadier Guards 1
17 Gloucestershire Regiment 1
19 Imperial Camel Corps (Australian) 1
20 Royal Garrison Artillery 1
21 Essex Regiment 6
22 Bedfordshire Regiment 3
23 Rifle Brigade 1
24 Kings Royal Rifle Corps 1
25 The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 1
26 Northamptonshire Regiment 1
27 Royal Navel Volunteer Reserve 1
28 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 4
29 Royal Army Service Corps 1
30 9th (Queen's Royal Lancers) 1
31 Labour Corps 1
32 Royal Navy 5
33 Merchant Navy 2
34 Reconnaissance Corps R.A.C. 1
35 Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) 1
36 The Parachute Regiment A.D.C. 1
37 Royal Artillery 3
38 Hampshire Regiment 1
39 Army Educational Corps 1
40 Royal Air Force 1
41 Civilian War Dead 1
41 Royal Engineers 1

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Savill One Name Study

The  Savill One-Name-Study started in 2001, and was registered in 2015.

(Surname Database says the following)This interesting and noble surname is English but of Norman-French origin. Introduced into the country at or shortly after, the Norman Conquest and Invasion of 1066, it is a locational surname from a village called Sainville in the department of Eure-et-Loire, Normandy. This place is so called from the pre 8th century French word "Saisne" meaning a Saxon, as in the Germanic tribes from Saxony, and the suffix "ville" meaning a large house or settlement. In England the enobled Saville family have held lands in Yorkshire since the 13th century, and during the English Civil War of 1640 - 1660, Lord Saville was a strong supporter of the Parliamentary side. The surname development over the centuries includes such examples as: Stephende Savile of Yorkshire in the year 1277, Rosemunda Savell also of Yorkshire in 1549, whilst Ann Sivill in 1671 and John Sivell in 1723, were both recorded in the city of London. Spellings of the modern surname include: Saville, Savill, Savil, Saveall, Seville, Sivill, Sivell and Saywell. The first recorded spelling of the family name is believed to be that of John de Sayvill. This was dated 1246, in the Fines Court records of Yorkshire, during the reign of King Henry 111, 1216 - 1272. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Variant names Saville, Sauville, Savil, Serville, Saywell.

Distribution of the name

In the 1841 census there were 952 people with the surname of Savill out of this 575 lived in Essex. By 1911 there were 1,871 people with the surname of Savill, out of this 709 lived in Essex.

My connection to the Savill Surname is via my Great grandfather Alfred Savill born in White Roding, Essex. Most of this side of the family came from this area. White Roding is also known as Roothing ,White (St Martin), it is a village and a parish in Dunmow district, Essex. The village is 1½ miles W of the river Roding, and 5 miles E by S of Sawbridgeworth railway station; and there is a post-office under Chelmsford.