The SAVIN One Name Study

This is a summary of over 20 years of research into all occurances of the name SAVIN primarly as a surname but also if it is used in other contexts, for example as in a geographical feature. I would encourage you to contact me via e-mail if you have any further information to add. Don't be put off if what you know isn't much, for this work is largely drawn from small bits of information, which hundreds of people have let me know over the years. So please let me know at:

Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Sunday, August 05, 2007

SAVIN World Distribution

Work in progress

SAVIN Geographica

Town in Bulgaria 180 miles ENE of Sofiya

Town in the Czech Republic 115 miles ESE of Prague

Town in Russia 535 miles SSE of Moscow

Town in Russia 623 miles SSE of Moscow

Town in Ukraine 33 miles NE of Kiev

Savin Creek
Watercourse in Fayette county, Kentucky, USA in the eigthteenth century
(Kentucky Land Grants)

Savin Creek
Creek in Victoria, Australia
(Australian Geographic Place Names)

Savin Grove
Orange grove farm in Florida, USA
Founded in 1966 by Peter Savin

Savin Hill
Summit in Essex county, Massachusetts, USA

Savin Hill
Summit in Suffolk county, Massachusetts, USA

Savin Hill
An area of Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA. Named after the hill, which itself was named by Joseph Tuttle in 1819 after the Savin trees that grew abundantly in the area.

Savin Island
Island 40 km from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
(Moscow Times 15/7/2007)

Savin Kuk
Summit in Durmitor National Park, Montenegro
Named after Prince Rastko Nemanjic who became a monk, given the spirital name Sava. He often walked to this summit for contemplation.

Savin Lake
Lake and reservoir in New London, Connecticut, USA

Savin Lake Dam
Dam in Nw London, Connecticut, USA

Savin Nunatak
Nunatak (summit surounded by an icesheet) south west of Mount Vang, Palmer Land, Antartic.
Named after Samuel M Savin, glaciologist.

Savin Rock
Island in New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Savin Shoal
Shoal (landform in water,typically of sand) in the Baltic Sea betwen Tallin, Estonia and Helsinki

Savins Park
Park in New South Wales, Australia
(Australian Geographic Place Names)

Savin's Pit
Coal mine in north Shropshire, England in the nineteenth century
(Gazette of Shropshire Mines)

SAVIN Miscellanea

Mr Savin
British racehorse of the mid 1970's
(The Racing Post)

Savin's Bear
(Ursus Savini) Extinct species of small cave bear that lived one million years ago in the interglacial Waalian period. Distinguished by a domed forehead with no or little vestigal first premolars with stocky legs. Split into european and asian populations. Remains have been found in various sites, for example Bacton, East Anglia, England. Named by Alfred Collison Savin
(The Bear, Evolution of Polar Bears)

Savin Factor
A protein that causes recurrent FSGS, a disease which affects the units within the kidney, where blood is cleaned. Named after the original researcher Virginia Savin
(Medical College of Wisconsin)

SAVIN Origins

Work in progress

SAVIN Rogues Register

Nicholas Savin (b.1858-a.1904?) Russian Count who inherited great wealth and spent it at a fast rate. He therefore had to borrow money from the rich and famous and moved on when life became uncomfortable. He also spied for governments and ended up being sent to Siberia as a convict. [See " Soldier of Fortune" in the SAVIN Sagas]

George Savin (a.1790) Swindler in Pennsylvania, USA, who duped people into handing over their money to him on the false promise of doubling it in a short time and then absconding with their funds. [See "Silver-tongued Swindler" in the SAVIN Sagas]

Nicolas Savin (a.1519) Chief Inquisitor of Metz, France who tortured, tried and burned those who were accused of being heritics or witches