Savi should have a nucleus in the provinces of Parma and Piacenza and one in Lazio, Savio is widespread throughout the north with non-secondary strains also in Neapolitan and Sicily, should derive from the medieval name Savius. In a legal act of 648 we find such a savius vague merceres, traces of a principle of these cognominizations we find in the diplomatic code of the medieval Lombardy under the year 1195 in Varese in a Charta Venditionis you can read: "Anno Belle Incarnacionis Milleximo Centeximo Nonageximo Quintus, tenth Septimo die mensis Aprilis, Indictione. XIII.ma. Vendiderunt ad proprium marchisius savius et albertus filius eius de malnate presbyioner Henrico de vellate et Alberto de bubiate, canonicis et recipientibus appoint et utilitati ecclesie sancti Victoris de Varisio... ". Hypothesis provided by Marco Savi the Latium strain of the surname Savi derives from Savus and not from Savius, given the fact that Savus in Latin is a contraction of Savinus or Sabino (inhabitant of Sabina). The theory is plausible from the etymological point of view and is congruent with the geographic distribution of the surname, since the vast majority of the Savi of Lazio, excluding those of the capital, are located in the north-east of Rome, or in the area of the ancient (and Today) Sabina, and neighboring areas. Integrations provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Savi, Savio: In Emilia-Romagna the Savi form is documented, at 36 ° in Piacenza. It is the cognitive name of the Savio, originated from a definite nickname ' savio ' = wise, prudent, wise. It derives from the ancient French ' sage ', from the spoken Latin ' Sapiu (m) ', connected with the verb ' to know ' = one who has hindsight, who is wise. L. Paraboschi, surnames of Emilia Romagna, 170.
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