From the name of various towns in France, derived from French sauve
"safe" and terre
From Old French savatier "shoemaker"
, derived from savate
"shoe", of uncertain ultimate origin.
Segal 2 French
Occupational name for a grower or seller of rye, from Old French, from Latin secale "rye"
Sergeant English, French
Occupational name derived from Old French sergent
, ultimately from Latin servire
Originally denoted someone from French towns by this name in Aisne or Yonne, both derived from the Latin name Suciacum
From Old French tasse "purse, bag"
, an occupational name for a maker or seller of purses.
Travers English, French
From an English and French place name that described a person who lived near a bridge or ford, or occasionally as an occupational name for the collector of tolls at such a location. The place name is derived from Old French traverser
(which comes from Late Latin transversare
), which means "to cross"
From French tremble
. It is especially widespread in Quebec, being the most common surname there.
Trudeau French (Quebec)
From a diminutive of the given name Thouroude
, a medieval French form of the Norse name Torvald
. This name has been borne by two Canadian prime ministers, Pierre Elliott Trudeau (1919-2000) and his son Justin Trudeau (1971-).