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Rajputs are the highly dominant and renowned royal warrior of Punjab region. The members of Rajput tribes are landowners, businessmen and they play an active role in politics, army and bureaucracy.

According to the 1911 Census of India, the total Rajput population in the Punjab was 1,635,578., of which 1,222,024 (74.5%) were Muslim, 388,744 (24%) were Hindu and (24,810) (1.5%) were Sikh. Traditionally, in the plains of Punjab, most of the Rajput clans had converted to Islam and some Rajput villages in the Punjab Region converted, wholly or partially, to Sikhism. The extent of conversion depended on the influence of Sikhism in that region. The Rajput clans of Punjab hills (modern Himachal Pradeshmarker and Gurdaspurmarker and Hoshiarpurmarker districts) remained Hindu.

Geography



Punjab region straddling the border between Indiamarker and Pakistanmarker. The "Five Rivers" are the Beas, the Ravimarker, the Sutlejmarker, the Chenabmarker and the Jhelummarker. All are tributaries of the Indus rivermarker, the Jhelum being the largest. Punjab has a long history and rich cultural heritage. The people of the Punjab are called Punjabis and their language is also called Punjabi. The main religions of the Punjab region are, in order of population, Islam, Sikhism and Hinduism.

Punjabi Rajputs are spread throughout Punjab Region in India and Pakistan. Muslim Punjabi Rajputs reside in Pakistani Punjabmarker while Hindu Punjabi Rajputs reside in the Indian states of Punjabmarker, Sikh Punjabi Rajputs, mainly inhabit Punjab marker. In 1947, during the partition of India, almost all the Muslim Punjabi Rajputs found in India moved to Pakistanmarker while Hindu and Sikh Rajputs moved to India.

History and subdivisions

The term Raja putra means the son of a Raja or king in Sanskrit. In Punjab, the Rajputs can be loosely divided into five territorial groupings. The first grouping inhabited the territory that extended from the Yamunamarker valley to the Ghaghar, roughly what is the modern state of Haryanamarker. Almost three quarters of them had converted to Islam, and these were referred to as Ranghar. They belonged mainly to the Chauhan and Tomar sub-divisions, which gave Delhimarker its most famous Rajput dynasties.

Next came the Rajputs of the south-west of Punjab, roughly the Seraiki speaking region comprising the modern Bahwalpurmarker, Dera Ghazi Khanmarker and Multanmarker divisions. These tribes were hardly distinguished from the Jat clans in their neighbourhood, and for the most part belonged to the Bhatti of Jaisalmermarker and Bikanermarker, and their Panwar predecessors. The Rajput clans of the south-west had converted to Islam in their entirety. The third group comprised the Rajput clans of the Salt Rangemarker, and the Pothohar Plateau, who were split into numerous clans, either descended from the Yaduvanshi dynasty of Kashmirmarker, the famous Raja Salvahan of Sialkotmarker, or the numerous Panwar tribes occupying the hills along the Jhelum Rivermarker. Like the Rajputs of the south-west, these tribes had almost entirely converted to Islam. The only exception were some members of the Chib and Bhao tribes, found in Kharianmarker, who had remained Hindu.

The fourth group comprised the Rajputs of the the Punjab Hills, the modern territory of Himachal Pradeshmarker, Gurdaspur Districtmarker and Hoshiarpur Districtmarker. These tribes are perhaps the most ancient of the Rajput tribes, the Katoch being the most famous, and were almost entirely Hindu, barring some clans of the lower hills, such as the Sulehria and Katil, who had converted to Islam. The principalities of the Punjab Himalayas, were some of the oldest states in Indiamarker.

The final grouping were the Rajputs of central Punjab, roughly the area of the Sandal Bar, Manjha, Malwa and Doaba. The Bhattis, Kharals and Sials predominated in the Sandal Bar, the Bhatti predominated in the Bhattiana region, the modern districts of Firozpurmarker and Sirsa, and the Ghorewaha, Manj and Naru were found in the Sikh tract, who had held their own against the dominant Jatt Sikh of the region.. In Amritsarmarker and Lahoremarker , the Rajputs were mainly Bhatti And Khokhar, with a sprinkling of Panwar and Chauhan. The Rajput clans were predominantly Muslim in this region, except along the borders with Rajasthanmarker, where there were communities of Hindu Rajputs, such as the Shaikhawat and Rathore.

Rajputs of South Western Punjab

The term Rajput is very rarely used on its own by the tribes that are indigenous to south west Punjab. In the Bahawalpur Divisionmarker, the distinction between tribes of Jat status and Rajput status is blurred. Tribes such as the Soomra, Samma, Daher, Kharal, Marral and Ghallu are sometimes refered to as Jat, and sometimes as Rajput. The only exception are the Johiya and Wattu, who in popular estimation are always considered Rajput. Along the left bank of the Indusmarker, from Rahim Yar Khan District to Mianwali Districtmarker, the term is rarely used by the tribes, with the notable exception of the Tiwana and Noon of the Thal Desert, and the Bhachar of Wan Bachran, in Mianwalimarker. It is only when one reaches the Salt Rangemarker, that term Rajput comes into common usage. In the lands across the Indusmarker, in the North West Frontier Provincemarker, the Rajput disappears completely, and their place is taken by the Baluch and Pashtun. In the Dera Ghazi Khan Districtmarker, the only indigenous tribe that calls itself Rajput, are the Jamra, who use the title Jam, indicating Sindhi ancestry. Across the Indusmarker, in Muzafargarh, the Khera Sial, Dhanotar and Panwar are the only tribes that claim Rajput tribes. In Bahawalpur Districtmarker, the Samma and Soomra are the principal Rajput tribes.The Rajput makes a reappearance in the valleys of the Jhelummarker and Chenabmarker, where the Chadhar and Sial are both tribes of impeccable Agnivanshi pedigree. In the Sandal Bar, the Waseer, Kharal, Wahiniwal and Wattu are all major Rajput tribes, the first two claiming to be Agnivanshi, while the latter two claim to be Chandravanshi, claiming a common origin with the Bhatti. The upper part of the Sandal Bar, and the Bhattiore area of Chiniot District was a stronghold of the Bhatti tribe. Further along the Jhelum Rivermarker valley, the Khokhar and Bhatti founds in great numbers.

Along the valley of the Sutlej Rivermarker, the Wattu, Johiya, Baghela, Lodhra and Kathia are the predominant tribes. In and around the city of Multanmarker, the Khokhar and Bhatti clans such as the Mitru, Kanju, Bosan and Noon predominate.

Rao Nabeel Thada from bawani khera.....

Rajputs of the Pothohar Plateau

The Pothohar Plateau and Salt Rangemarker is home to a large multitude of Rajput clans. The Rajputs are the largest ethnic group in the region, and are often referred to as the Rajah. The principal tribes are the Bhatti, Panwar, Minhas and Janjua. Many of these larger clans have splintered into numerous septs.

In terms of distribution, the Bhatti, and their sub-divisions are the most widespread. Important clans of the Bhatti descent, include Jodhras of Attock Districtmarker, the Hattar of Chakwalmarker and Jhelum districts, the Gungal of Rawalpindimarker and Jhelummarker districts, the Nagrial and Nagrwal of Rawalpindi Districtmarker and the Mamyal of Rawalpindi Districtmarker.In terms of historical prominence, the Janjua were the historical overlords of the region, until overwhelmed by the Ghakkars. Important Janjua subdivisions include the Dulal, Gaharwal, Dhamial and Ranial. The Minhas are an important clan in the eastern half of the Pothohar Plateau, with their sub-divisions, the Mair of Chakwalmarker, the Kanyal and Nagyal of the Rawalpindimarker and Jhelummarker districts.

The Panwar are after Bhatti, the most numerous clan in this region. The Panwar themselves are found in the Pabbi Hills. Important Panwar clans include the Bangial, Dhudhi, Narma, Sohlan, Hon, Baghial and Bhakral. The Bhakral are, after the Janjua are perhaps the most important Rajput clan in Rawalpindi Districtmarker. The Katoch, a clan found generally in Jammu and Himachal Pradeshmarker, has two sub-divisions, the Chib of the Jhelum Pabbi and the Ratial of Rawalpindi Districtmarker.

In additions to these clans, there are also a number of other clans, such as the Alpial, a clan of Manj Rajputs, found in Rawalpindimarker and Attockmarker districts, the Jalap and Khokhar of Pind Dadan Khanmarker, and Chauhan found through out the Pothohar Plateau.

Other Rajput clans in the region include the Mathyal,Sulehria, Langrial, Khingar, Sehngral, Ghik, Malal, Bhutial, Jamsral, Sainswal, Bijnial, Ramial, Hayal, Janjil, Tharjial, Khumbal, Bharial, Hafyal,Dogra, Salhal,Mangeal, Johad, Adhial, Kurar, Jhottial, Mair-Minhas, Tuh, Chanial, Bhatti-Mehra, Bhatti-Kanjial,Dogra, Bhatti-Jangal, Bhatti-Badhuer, Bhatti-Shaikh and Toor.

Rajput of Central Punjab

The Rajput of central Punjab historically occupied a region extending from Faisalabadmarker in the west to Patialamarker in the east. According to the traditions of the various tribes, they are connected with the Rajputs of Rajasthanmarker. Their no historical records giving the account of the migration of the various Rajput tribes into the region. But tradition points the Ghorewaha to be the earliest inhabitants of the region. The Ghorewaha are said to be Kachwaha Rajputs, who emigrated from Rajasthanmarker, during the period of Mohammed Ghori. Their original territory was the Beas Sutlejmarker Doab. Other important tribes of this region are the Manj, Naru, Taoni, and Varya. In the districts of Amritsarmarker and Lahoremarker, the predominant tribes were the Bhatti and Khokhar, while in Sialkot District, the Rajputs of central Punjab met those of the hills. The Bhattis and Khokhars predominated in the plains, while the Sulehria, Minhas and Bhao were found in the hilly part of the district. In the south, the Bhattiana region, covering the modern Firuzpur and Sirsa districts, was home to the Bhatti, and related tribes such as the Dogar, Johiya, Mahaar, Naipal, and Wattu.

Martial traditions



The Punjabi Rajputs has a long martial tradition which has continued into modern times. Punjabi Rajputs, being recognised in history as the warrior aristocracy, prior to this they were designated by the British Empire as a Martial Race and recruited into the Imperial Army. Muslim Rajputs naturally engaged in the Pakistani military in strong numbers, reaching ranks of Generals and the highest grade of Chief of Staff such as 7th Chief of Army Staff General Tikka Khan, Narma, Rajput and the 10th Chief of Army Satff General Asif Nawaz Khan Janjua.

Some of the most respected officers of the Pakistan Army including its first General, PA 1, Muhammed Akbar Khan(Order of the British Empire), PA 2 General Muhammad Iftikhar Khan(designated to become the first C-in-C, but died in an aircrash), PA 12 Brig.General Muhammed Zafar(first Indian to become Commander of Cavalry) and PA 48 General Muhammad Anwar Khan (Pakistan's first E-in-C) all hail from this clan. General Anwar is considered the father of Pakistan's Corps of Engineers, and also served as Chairman OGDC.

Top military awards

Members of Punjabi Rajput tribes have the honour of receiving top military awards both in British India and in Pakistan. Khudadad Khan VC (20 October 1888 – 8 March 1971) was the first India recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest military award for gallantry in the face of the enemy given to Britishmarker and Commonwealth forces. He was the first native-born Indian to win the Victoria Cross.

Victoria Cross

On 31 October 1914, at Hollebekemarker, Belgiummarker, 26-year old Khan performed an act of bravery for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War.



Hilal-e-Kashmir

Hilal-e-Kashmir is equal to Nishan-e-Haider. Saif Ali Janjua Shaheed received Hilal-e-Kashmir. He fought in the Kashmir sector during the 1948 War and embraced martyrdom.

Nishan-e-Haider

Nishan-e-Haider ( , translated as "Emblem of Haider, where Haider is the epithet of Ali and means Lion", abbreviated as NH), is the highest military award given by Pakistan. It is also known as or Hilal-e-Kashmir. It was established in 1957 after Pakistan became a Republic, however, it was instituted retrospectively back to 1947. It is awarded to military personnel, regardless of rank, for extraordinary bravery in combat. The award is considered to be the equivalent of the Victoria Cross, the Medal of Honor and the Param Vir Chakra. Its exclusivity may be gauged by the fact that since it was established only 10 awards have been made, along with one equivalent award. To date all awards have been made posthumously. Of the 10 recipients, 9 have been from the Pakistan Army, one has been from the Pakistan Air Force. Five Rajputs was awarded Pakistan's top military honour, the Nishan-E-Haider .



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Captain Muhammad Sarwar Shaheed
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Major Aziz Bhatti Shaheed
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Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed
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Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed
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Jawan Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed


Royal Titles used by the Punjabi Rajputs

Malik Umar Hayat Khan
The majority of Punjabi Rajputs use their ancient Royal titles such as Raja, Rana, Rao and Raimarker. All these titles are originated from the ancient Sanskrit word Rajanya.

Many Punjabi Rajputs were also conferred titles by the Delhi Sultans and the Mughal Emperors such as Malik (Royal, King), Nawab ( Provincial Governor), Sirdar (Chief), Khan, Chaudhry, Mian, Mirza (Royal prince) and Sheikh (elder of the tribe).

The majority of Bangyal in Pakistan are Muslim Rajputs. Bangyals can be found all across Pakistan and are found in large numbers in the Punjab Province.

Most members of the Punjabi Rajput clans use the title 'Raja' as this title was used by most of the Rajput rulers from ancient times.

Rana is a princely title of Royalty. Muslim Rajputs in Pakistanmarker mainly in Lahoremarker, Sheikhupuramarker, Gujranwalamarker and Sialkotmarker use the title of Rana, The Hindu Rajputs in Nawanshahrmarker and Balachaur use the title of Rana.

The majority of Raos in Pakistan are Muslim Punwar (Pawar) Rajputs. Raos can be found all across Pakistan and are found in large numbers in the Punjab Province. The Rao sahib of Raipur Rani ( Jagir ) had a recogonised title of Rao Sahib

Rai was a title of honor for certain Rajput rulers. The Ruler of the Princely State of Sangri, in the Panjab Hill States used the title of Raimarker Sahib. The title today is found mostly in the Pakistani province of Punjabmarker.

This title was conferred upon the Muslim Minhas Rajputs of Dhanni (present day Chakwal) by the Mughal King, Zaheerudin Babur. However, during Maharaja Ranjeet Singh's era, the title lost its exclusivity as the Maharaja gave this title to all the village-heads around Punjab. Ever since, the Chaudhrys of Chakwalmarker style themselves as Chaudhrials to distinguish themselves from the newly appointed men. The Zaildars of Jeoli ( Patialamarker State ) and the Rana of Rahonmarker also used Chaudhry.

This title is mainly used by the Sikh Minhas Rajputs. However, lately some Muslim Minhas Rajput clans in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab Sialkotmarker and Chakwalmarker have also started using this title due to various reasons. The Hindu Rajput Jagirdars of Nangla Jagir and Ramgarh Jagir had recognised titles of Sardar Sahib..

Many Rajput clans had converted to Islam during the early 12th century and were given the honorary title of Sheikh (elder of the tribe) by their Arab rulers. Sheiukh rajputs were the earliest in Rajputs to embrace Islam.

Mulsim Mair Minhas Rajput use the title of Khan. Raja Bhagir Dev was named Muhammed Mair after conversion to Islam and his descendants as Mair-Minhas Rajputs. Most of Muslim Mair Minhas use the title of Khan.

This title was conferred upon the 'Punjab Hill Chiefs' by the Mughal King, Jhangir and was used by most of the Rajput tribes in the Punjab Hills for many centuries. The elder brother was called Raja, whereas his younger brothers were called Mian. Lately, the Rajputs have decided to use 'Thakur' instead of this Mughal title.

Major Muslim Rajput clans of Punjab



The Rajputs clans that had converted to Islam were found throughout the old province of Punjab. The Pothohar region was seen as a stronghold of the Muslim Rajputs mainly Janjua and Minhas. Essentially, the Muslim Rajputs were divided into three groups, those found in the north west, those of the central, who by and large belonged to seven tribes, namely, the Saharan,Khokhar,Dogar or Dogra , Bhatti, Chauhan, Ghorewaha, Manj, Naru and Parmar (Panwhar), and finally the Ranghar of modern Haryana. The Chauhan and Panwar formed the principal clans of Ranghar, with large communities in Chauhan in Karnalmarker and Ambalamarker, while the Panwar were concenterated in Rohtakmarker.

Here is a brief description of the major Punjabi Rajput clans found in Pakistani Punjab:

Alpial
The Alpial clan is found mainly in Fateh Jangmarker Tehsil of Attock Districtmarker. The Alpial are a clan of the Manj Rajputs. The Alpials use the title Chawdhary.

Bangial
The Bangial are tribe found mainly in the Potohar region of Punjabmarker and also in the Mirpur District of Azad Jammu and Kashmirmarker . Those of Rawalpindi Districtmarker consider themselves Rajputs, while those in Jhelum and Gujrat consider themselves as Jats. The Rajput branch uses the title Raja. In addition to those in the Potohar region, the Bangial tribe is also found in Thal desert, especially Darya Khanmarker in Bhakkar District. These use the title Khan. The Bangial are a clan of the Rajputs.

Baghela
The Baghela are a Suryavanshi clan of Rajputs. In Punjab, they occupy a few villages in Kamaliamarker. The use the title Mehr.

Baghial
The Baghial clan is found mainly in Rawalpindi Districtmarker. They are a clan of the Parmara Rajputs. The use the title Raja.

Bais
The Bais or more so pronounced Bhains in the local Punjabi are a clan Suryavanshi Rajputs. They are found normally in the northern areas of both sides of Punjab and Azad Jammu and Kashmirmarker .

Bargujar
There are two Muslim branches of the Bargujar clan, one of which was found in the Gurgaon Districtmarker, in modern Haryanamarker. After the partition of British India in 1947, these Bargujar settled in Okara and Sahiwal Districtmarker. They use the title Rao. Another Muslim branch, which remains in India are the Lalkhanis of Aligarh Districtmarker in Uttar Pradeshmarker, to which belongs the famous family of the Nawabs of Chathari.

Bersal.
The Bersal are a Suryavanshi clan, and were Rajas of Kashmir and Kangra. The Hindu branch provided the Maharajas of Jammu and Kashmirmarker. Prior to partition, the districts of Gurdaspurmarker,kangramarker,Chamba,and Occupied Jammu & Kashmirmarker were home to a large number of Muslim Bersal. In what became Pakistani territory, they were and are found in numbers in Sialkotmarker, Gujranwalamarker, Lahoremarker,Sahiwal and Rawalpindimarker districts, which all bordered Occupied Jammu and Kashmirmarker. The Bersal were close relatives of Pathania Rajputs of Gurdaspur. The Bersal are Use Raja,Rana,Chauhdary and Mian as a title.

Bhachar
The Bhachar are a clan of Khokhar Rajputs, found mainly in in and around the town of Wan Bhachran in Mianwali Districtmarker. They use the title Malik.

Bhakral
The Bhakral are found in the Potohar region, in Jhelummarker and Rawalpindimarker Districts. They claim to be a clan of the Parmara Rajputs. Like all Potohar Rajputs, they use the title Raja.

Bhao
The Bhao are found in Gujrat Districtmarker of Punjabmarker,and Bhimber District of Azad Jammu and Kashmirmarker. The Bhao are Dogras, and are a clan of the Raghbansi Rajputs. Like the Chibs, whom they closely resemble, the use Raja as title.

Bharat
The Bharat are a Suryavanshi Rajput clan. They are found in Pind Dadan Khan Tehsil of Jhelum District. Some historians consider them to last remnants of the ancient clan of the Bharatas, the clan of the Pandav. They use the title Raja.

Bhatti
The largest Rajput tribe in the Punjabmarker, found in every district of that province. They are a Chandravanshi clan, the Maharajas of Jaisalmer trace their lineage back to Krishna through Jaitsimha, a ruler of the Bhatti Rajput clan. Prior to the partition of India, the Bhatti were found in almost all the districts of the British province, barring the extreme south east. Many other clans such as the Sidhu Jats, among other claim Bhatti descent. Those of Potohar use the title Raja, those from Jallandharmarker and Ludhianamarker use the title Rai, while those of Pindi Bhattian use the title Chawdhary.

Bhutta
Found in south west Punjab, especially atround Multanmarker, the Bhutta are a Suryavanshi clan. They use the title Malik. They should not be confused with the Bhutta clan of the Arain tribe, which is entirely distinct.

Chadhar
The Chadhar are a Parmara clan, and found through out southern Punjab. The Jhangmarker Chadhars call themselves Rajputs, and use the title Malik. But the Chadhars of Gujranwalamarker, Sargodhamarker and Jhelummarker consider themselves to be Jat.

Chattar
The Suryavanshi rajput clan found in Chiniotmarker,Gujratmarker,Kharianmarker,Lalamusa,Sri alamgir and Kallar Syedan regions in small numbers. Chattar use the title of Raja while some were given honorary titles of Sheikh or Malik after embracing Islam.

Chib
The Chib are a clan of the Katoch Rajputs of Kangra, and are Dogras. They are found in the Kharian Tehsil of Gujrat Districtmarker, and just above Jhelummarker city in the Jhelum District. Like other Rajputs of the region, they use Raja as their title.

Chandel
The Chandel are a Chandravanshi clan, historically found in the Doaba and Malwa regions of Indian Punjab. Like other East Punjab clans, they emigrated to Pakistan after partition. The use the title Rana.

Chauhan
The Chauhan are a widespread clan, and together with Parmar, come from the Agnivanshi branch of the Rajputs. The Chauhans were also one of the main clans of the old Punjab, who had almost entirely converted to Islam. There were only a few Hindu villages left in the Gurgaon Districtmarker. The Chauhans of the Potohar region, where they are found in Attockmarker, Rawalpindimarker and Jhelummarker use the title Raja. The Chauhans of Lahore, as well as those once settled in Amritsarmarker and Jallandharmarker use the title Rana. The Chauhans are formed the main element of the Ranghar of Haryanamarker. Like other Haryana Muslims, they emigrated to Pakistan. They use the title Rao.

Daulatana
The Daulatana are a clan of Johiya Rajputs. They are found in Vehari District. They use Mian as a title.

Dhamial
The Dhamial are a clan of the Janjua Rajputs. They are found mainly in Rawalpindi Districtmarker, a few families are also found in Jhelum. Like other Potohar tribes, they have both Rajput and Jat section. The Dhamial of Mirpur District of Azad Jammu and Kashmirmarker are Jats.

Dhudhi
The Dhudhi are a clan of Parmara Rajputs. They are found mainly in Sargodhamarker, Jhangmarker, Faisalabadmarker, Multanmarker and Khanewalmarker districts. Like other Rajput clans of southern Punjab, they use Rana , Mian & Rai as a title.

Dogar or Dogra
A Rajput clan found in Kallar Syedan(Jameri,Gulla, Sehar etc) , Kahuta Tehsil of Rawalpindi District .They use the title Raja.

Gungal
The Gungal are clan of Bhatti Rajputs. They are found mainly in Rawalpindimarker, Islamabad Capital Territorymarker.They use the title Chawdhary..

Gaharwal
The Gaharwal are a clan of the Janjua Rajputs. They are found in the Kahuta Tehsil of Rawalpindi District. They use the title Raja.

Gaurwa


The Gaurwa are a clan of Chauhan Rajput. They were found mainly in Gurgaon Districtmarker, but found mainly in Okara, Vehari and Kasurmarker districts.

Ghorewaha
Perhaps the largest of the central Punjab clans, found historically in Hoshiarpurmarker, Jalandharmarker and Ludhianamarker districts. They are a clan of the Kachwaha Rajputs. After the division of the Punjab, in 1947, they all migrated to Pakistan. However, two Hindu branchs of the tribe are still found in Nawanshahr ( Jadla ) and Hoshiarpurmarker. They are now found mainly in Faisalabad Districtmarker and use the title Rana.

Hattar
The Hattar are a branch of the Bhatti Rajputs. They are found mainly in Chakwalmarker, Jhelum, Sargodhamarker and Attock districts. The Pothohar branch use Raja as the title, while those of Sargodha and Mandi Bahauddin use Malik as a title.

Hon
The Hon or Hoon are a branch of the Parmara Rajputs. Found mainly in the Kahuta Tehsil of Rawalpindi Districtmarker. Like other Potohar Rajputs, they use the title Raja.

Jalap
The Jalap are a clan of Khokhar Rajputs, found in Pind Dadan Khan Tehsil of Jhelum District. A few are also found in Gujratmarker and Mandi Bahauddinmarker districts. They use the title Raja.

Jamra
The Jamra are a clan of the Samma, found mainly in Rajanpur District. They use the title Malik.

Janjua
One of the most important of the Potohar Rajput clans. They are found in Jhelummarker, Chakwalmarker, Khushabmarker and Rawalpindimarker Districts. They generally use the title Raja, but certain families have the additional title of Sultan.

Jarral
In Punjab, the Jaral are found in Wazirabad Tehsil of Gujranwala Districtmarker. They originate from Rajauri Districtmarker of Occupied Jammu & Kashmirmarker. There was also a small community found in Kangra District, in what is now Himachal Pradeshmarker state.Like Bhao and Chib, whom they resemble, they are a Dogra clan. Some use the title Raja, while others uniquely among Rajputs, use the title Mirza.

Jasgam
A Rajput clan found in Gujar Khanmarker , Kotli Sattian and Kallar Syedan tehsils of Rawalpindi Districtmarker. They use the title Raja.

Jaswal
The Jaswal are a Katoch clan (originally of the Chauhan root-clan) and were the rulers of the Jaswan kingdom (centred around Bhir Jaswan) of the present day Una and Hoshiarpur districts of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, India, respectively. They are of Chandravanshi lineage and have Jaikaria status (1st class). Jaswals from this region are Hindus or Sikhs. After the partition of India, the Muslim section of the Jaswal Rajputs emigrated to Pakistan and use the title Mian.

Jatal
A Bhatti Rajput clan, found in the Kahuta Tehsil of Rawalpindi Districtmarker. Like other Potohar Rajputs, they use the title Raja.

Jatu
The Jatu are a Tonwar clan, found mainly in what is now Haryana state. They now form part of the Ranghar community settled in Okara, Kasur and Multan districts. They use the title Rao.

Jodhra
The pre-eminent Rajput clan of the Attock Districtmarker, to which belong the Maliks of Pindighebmarker. They use the title Malik.

Johiya
One of 36 original clans of Rajputs, belonging to the Chandravanshi division. Historically found as far east as Sirsa, in what is now Haryanamarker, to Mianwalimarker in the west of Punjab. The Firozpurmarker, Fazilkamarker and Sirsa Johiya use Rana as a title, while the Johiya of southern Punjab and those of Sargodhamarker and Mianwalimarker, use Malik as a title.

Kanyal
The Kanyal are a clan of Minhas Rajputs. They are found mainly in Jhelum District and Gujar Khan Tehsil. Like some other Potohar clans, they have both Rajput and Jat sections. The Rajput section uses Raja as a title.

Kathia
The Kathia are a clan of the Parmara Rajputs. They are found mainly in Sahiwal, Khanewalmarker, Vehari and Jhangmarker Districts. They use Mehr as a title.

Katil
The Katil are a clan of Suryavanshi Rajputs. They are found mainly in Narowal District. They use Rana as a title.

Kharal
The Kharal are a clan of Agnivanshi clan of Rajputs. They are found mainly in Okara, Vehari, Khanewalmarker, Faisalabadmarker and Sahiwal districts. Prior to partition, there were several Kharal villages in Jallandharmarker and Firozpurmarker districts of Indian Punjab. They use the title Rai.

Khichi
The Khichi are a clan of Chauhan Rajputs. They are found mainly in Vehari, Sahiwal, Khanewalmarker,Jhangmarker and Sargodhamarker districts. They use Malik as a title.

Khokhar
One of the largest Rajput tribes in Punjab. Historically the Khokhar were found in Lahoremarker, Gujranwalamarker, Kasurmarker, Sialkotmarker and Gujratmarker districts of central Punjab and Hoshiarpurmarker, Gurdaspurmarker, Amritsarmarker and Jallandharmarker districts of East Punjab. Most of the East Punjab Khokhars emigrated to Pakistan after the partition of British India. The Khokhars of central and eastern Punjab use Rana as a title. Smaller numbers of Khokhars can also be found in Sargodhamarker, Multanmarker, Mianwalimarker, Jhangmarker and Sahiwal districts, these Khokhars use Malik as a title. Finally, the Pind Dadan Khan Tehsil, of Jhelum District is home to a prominent family, who use the title Raja.

Langrial
The Langrial according to some traditions are of Brahmin ancestry, according to others they are a Bhatti clan. Those of Rawalpindi District consider themselves to be Rajputs, while those in other districts

Lodhra
The Lodhra are a clan of the Minhas Rajputs. They are found entirely in Lodhran District, the town of Lodhran is named after the tribe.

Mahaar
The Mahaar are a Chandravanshi Rajput clan. They are found all along the valley of the Sutlejmarker river, in Okara, Sahiwalmarker, and Lodhran districts. They were also found in Sirsa, this branch of was known as the Sanwrepotre. Like other Haryanamarker Muslim Rajputs, they migrated to Pakistan after separation.

Mangral
The Mangral, are a Rajput clan originating from the Jangladesh region of Rajastan and the historical founders and rulers of the Panjub Hills States of Kotlimarker and Poonchmarker.

In Punjab they are to be found in Gujratmarker and Rawalpindimarker districts, especially in Kahuta Tehsil. They use the title Raja.

Manj
The Manj are a Chandravanshi clan. Historically, they were found in Jallandharmarker, Ludhianamarker, Amritsarmarker and Hoshiarpurmarker districts. There were and still are a few villages in Lahore Districtmarker. Like other Muslim Rajputs of East Punjab, they migrated to Pakistan after the partition of India. They are now found in Shikhupura, Faisalabad, Okara and Sahiwal districts. They use the title Raja.

Marral
The Marral are a clan of Chauhan Rajputs. Found in Jhangmarker and Bahawalpurmarker. They use the title Malik.

Meo
The Meo are a clan of Jadubansi Rajputs, claiming descent from Krishna. They were and many are still found in the Mewat region of India. The districts of Gurgaonmarker, Alwar and Bharatpur formed the Mewat region. After partition, many Meos became refugees. In Punjab, they are found in Narowalmarker, Lahoremarker,Kasurmarker and Okara districts. They use the title Chawdhary.

Minhas/Manhas
The Minhas are a Suryavanshi clan, and are Dogras. The Hindu branch provided the Maharajas of Occupied Jammu and Kashmirmarker. Prior to partition, the districts of Hoshiarpurmarker and Gurdaspurmarker were home to a large number of Muslim Minhas. In what later became Pakistani territory, they were and are found in numbers in Sialkotmarker, Gujratmarker, Jhelummarker and Rawalpindimarker districts, which all bordered Occupied Jammu and Kashmirmarker. The Mair Minhas, are found in Chakwal Districtmarker, while the Manes and Lodhra branches were found in south Punjab. The Sialkotmarker and East Punjab Minhas used Mian as a title, and so do the Manes and Lodhra. The Mair Minhas use Chawdhary as a title, while the Gujratmarker and Potohar Minhas use Raja as a title.

Nagyal
The Nagyal are a Minhas clan. They are found mainly in Rawalpindimarker and Jhelummarker Districts. Like other Potohar clans, they have both a Rajput & Jat section. The Rajput section uses Raja as a title.

Naipal
The Naipal are a Chandravanshi Rajput clan. There historic homeland was Firuzpur District in East Punjab. They are now found mainly in Faisalabadmarker and Okara districts.

Narma
The Narma are a Parmara Rajput clan. They are found in Gujratmarker, Jhelummarker and Rawalpindimarker districts. Like other Potohar Rajputs, they use Raja as a title.

Naru
The Naru are a Suryavanshi Rajput clan. Historically found in Hoshiarpurmarker, Jallandharmarker, Ludhianamarker and Ambalamarker districts. Like other Muslim Rajputs, they emigrated to Pakistanmarker after partition. Now found in Sargodhamarker, Faisalabadmarker, Sahiwal, Okara and Sheikhupuramarker districts. They use Rana as a title.

Naul
The Naul are a clan of the Bhatti Rajputs. They are found in Kasurmarker, Sahiwal, Okara, Sheikhupuramarker, Nankana Sahibmarker and Jhang Districtsmarker. They use Mehr as a title.

Noon
The Noon are a clan of the Bhatti Rajputs. They are found in Sargodhamarker, Multanmarker and Bhakkarmarker. The Sargodha Noon use Malik as a title, and have historically been connected with the Tiwana tribe. The Multan and Bhakkar Noon use Rana as a tiyle.

Panhwar
The Panwhar or Parmara or sometimes Puar are one of the four Agnivanshi clans of the Rajputs. In Punjab, they were found in four clusters, those of central punjab, who were found in Lahoremarker, Amritsarmarker and Firozpurmarker districts. These used the tile Rana. As with other Muslim Rajputs, those of Amritsar and Firozpur emigrated to Pakistan.

The Panwhar of found among the Seraiki speaking community in Bahawalpurmarker and Dera Ghazi Khanmarker. They used Malik as title. In Haryanamarker, the Panwhar or Puar were after the Chauhan, the principal tribe. They used Rao as a title. They have all emigrated to Pakistan, after 1947, and are found in Okara, Kasurmarker and Sahiwal districts.

And finally, in Jhelummarker, there were a few villages in the Pabbi hill, who use the title Raja.

In addition to the Panwhar proper, a number of clans such as the Sial and Tiwana are of Panwhar descent.

Pathania
The Pathania are Chandravanshi Rajputs. This clan is overwhelmingly Hindu, with there being only two villages of Muslim Pathania in Gurdaspur Districtmarker. Like other Muslim Rajput clans, after partition, they emigrated and settled in Pakistan. They use the title Mian.

Phullarwan
The Phullarwan are a Suryavanshi tribe. They are found in Sahiwal, Vehari, Sargodhamarker and Gujratmarker districts.

Pundir
The Pundir are a Suryavanshi clan. They were found in the Yamuna valley in Karnalmarker and Ambalamarker districts. Like other Haryana clans, the emigrated to Pakistanmarker. They use the title Rao.

Ranghar
The term Ranghar is used to collectively describe the Muslim Rajputs, of what is now Haryanamarker state in Indiamarker. They mainly belong to the Bargujar, Bhatti, Chauhan, Johiya, Mandahar, Panhwar, Pundir and Tonwar clans. Almost all these clans used Rao as a title. The Ranghar are now found in Okara, Kasurmarker, Bhakkarmarker,Mandi Bahauddinmarker and Multanmarker districts.

Ranial
The Ranial are a branch of the Janjua rajputs. Found in Rawalpindi Districtmarker of Punjab and the Islamabad Capital Territorymarker. Like other Potohar Rajputs, they use Raja as a title.

Rathore
The Rathore are a Suryavanshi Rajput clan. In Punjab, Muslim Rathore were found mainly in Hissar District. In addition to these Rathore, Punjab is also home to Rathore who originate in the Kashmirmarker valley.

Ratial
The Ratial is a clan of the Katoch Rajputs. They occupy a few villages in the Kahuta Tehsil of Rawalpindi Districtmarker. Like other Potohar clans, the use Raja as a title.

Sarral
The Sarral are a small clan of unknown origin. They occupy several villages in the Islamabad Capital Territorymarker. Like other Potohar clans, the use Raja as a title.

Sangra
The Sangra are clan of the Bhatti Rajputs. They are found mainly in Jhangmarker and Multanmarker districts. They use the title Rai.

Saharan
Saharan means (King of the world). Saharan is a Yaduvanshi clan of Kshatriya Rajput.This clan is basically Kshatriya. They are found in Syedwala, Chiniot , Saharanwala, Saharanwali. They use title Shah, Rana, Chaudhary and Malik specially in Chiniot.This is extreme warrior clan of rajputs. Some of them adopted the profession of agriculture so they consider them from jats. It is another thing that they are also from rajputs because they clam fom Yaduvanshi king Maharaja Gaj of Ghazni. Some Saharans in India and Pakistan still claim from Kshatriya rajputs and their lineage go to Ram Chandra. Some Saharan come from Bhatti Rajput and some connect to their linage to Saharan who was the brother of Sindu (Two rulers of Gujrat, India). But Some come from Raja Saharan of Thanesar who embraced Islam and this raja also belonged to Gujrat. Some Saharans come from Nagavanshi Rajput linage.Some historian say to saharans from Bhatti rajput as below:

Bhatti Rajputs Clans:Lahar, Sara, Bharon, Makar, Mond, Kohar, Saharan, Isharwal, Khetalan, Jatai, Khodma, Bloda, Batho, and Dhokia.Indian Saharans: http://www.answers.com/topic/saharan-gotra

Sohlan
The Sohlan are a clan of the Parmara Rajputs. Found in a few villages in Jhelum Tehsil. They use the title Raja.

Sial
The Sial are a clan of Parmara Rajputs. Found in Jhangmarker, Multanmarker, Muzaffargarh, Sargodhamarker, Mianwalimarker, Sahiwal, Khanewalmarker, Vehari, Rawalpindimarker and Jhelummarker district. The Sial of Jhang use Mehr as a title, while those of Jhelum and Rawalpindi use Raja.

Sulehria
The Sulehria, or Salaria or sometime Sulehri are a Suryavanshi clan of Rajputs. Like the Jarral, Bhao, Minhas and Chib, they are Dogra. In Punjab, they are found mainly is Sialkot.Shakhopura and Gurdaspur district. The Gurdaspur Sulehria emigrated to Pakistan, after partition. They use the title Chaudhry.while in Jhelum and Azad Kashmir they use the title Raja.

Taoni


The Taoni are a Chandravanshi clan. They were found mainly in Patialamarker, Rajpuramarker, Ambalamarker and Karnalmarker. Now found mainly in Okara District. They use the titles Rai and Rana.

Tiwana
The Tiwana are a clan of the Parmara Rajputs. There are two branches of the tribe, those of Khushabmarker, and those of Samana in Patiala District. Those of Samana are now settled in Pakistan as well. The Khushab Tiwana use Malik as a title, while those originally from Samana use Chawdhary.

Tonwar
The Tonwar or Tomar or Toor are a Chandravanshi Rajput clan. The Tonwar were found in Hissar and Rohtakmarker districts of Haryanamarker. After partition, they settled among other Ranghar communities in Okara and Sahiwal. They use the title Rao. In addition to Tonwar Rajputs, the Punjab is also home to the Toor Jats, who claim Tonwar ancestry, as do the Jarral Rajputs, who are also of Tonwar ancestry.

Varya Rajputs
The Varya or Baryah or something Warah are a clan of Suryavanshi Rajputs. Found historically in Ambalamarker, Jalandharmarker and Patialamarker State. Like other Muslim Rajputs of the region, they emigrated to Pakistanmarker, after independence.

Wattu
The Wattu or Watto are a clan of the Chandravanshi Rajputs. Historically, they were found in Fazilkamarker, Sira, Zira, Bahawalnagarmarker, Kasurmarker, Okara and Sahiwal. The Fazilka, Sirsa and Zira Wattu emigrated to Pakistanmarker, after the partition of British India. They use the title Mian.

List of Muslim Rajput clans from 1911 Census of India

Here is a list of Muslim Rajput clans that was tabulated for the 1911 Census of India, starting with Rawalpindi Districtmarker.

Rawalpindi Districtmarker

According to Census of 1901, the total Rajput population in the district was 101,000 or 18% of the total population.



Attock Districtmarker

According 1901 Census of India, the total Rajput population of the district was 26,000 or 6% of the total population. Here is a list of the Rajput clans of Attock Districtmarker.



Other Rajput clans of the district include the Hon, Dhamial, Bhakral, Kahut, Khingar, Chib, Minhas, Hattar, Mangeal, Johad, Adhial, Kurar, Jhottial, Mair-Minhas, Tuh, Chanial, Bhatti-Mehra, Bhatti-Kanjial,Dogra, Bhatti-Jangal, Bhatti-Badhuer and Bhatti-Shaikh.

Jhelum District

According 1901 Census of India, the total Rajput population of the district was 53,000, or 11% of the total population. Here is a list of the Rajput clans of Jhelum.



Gujrat Districtmarker

According 1901 Census of India, the total Rajput population of the district was 24,000, or 4% of the total population. Here is a list of the Muslim Rajput clans of Gujratmarker.



Shahpur District (Sargodha Districtmarker)



Mianwali Districtmarker

Here is a list of the main Muslim Rajput clans of Mianwalimarker

Lahore Districtmarker

Here is a list of the main Rajput clans of Lahoremarker

Gujranwala Districtmarker

Here is a list of the main Muslim Rajput clans of Gujranwala.



Amritsar Districtmarker

Here is the list of the main Muslim Rajput clans in the district.



Sialkot District

According 1901 Census of India, the total Rajput population of the district was 60,000 or 5.5% of the total population. Here is a list of the Rajput clans of Sialkot District

Motgomery District (Sahiwal Districtmarker)

Here is a list of the main Rajput clans of the district.



Gurdaspur Districtmarker

Here is a list of the main Muslim Rajput clans of the district.



Multan Districtmarker

Here is a list of the main Muslim Rajput clans of the district.



Muzaffargarh Districtmarker

Here is a list of the main Muslim Rajput clans of the district.



Jhang Districtmarker

Here is a list of the main Muslim Rajput clan of the district.



Lyalpur District (Faisalabad Districtmarker)

Here is a list of the main Muslim Rajput clans of the district.



Dera Ghazi Khan Districtmarker

Here is a list of the main Rajput clans of the district.



Bahawalpurmarker State

Here is a list of the main Muslim Rajputs in the state.



Firozpur District, annexed to India in 1947

The main Muslim Rajput clans in the district were.



Faridkot State

The main Muslim Rajput clans of the state were:



Jalandhar District

The main Muslim Rajput clans were:



Ludhiana Districtmarker

The main Muslim Rajput clans in the district were:



Malerkotlamarker State

The main Muslim Rajput clans of the state were:



Kangra Districtmarker

The main Muslim Rajput clans of Kangra District were:



Hoshiarpur Districtmarker



The main Muslim Rajput clans of Hoshiarpur District were:



Patialamarker State

The main Muslim Rajput clans of Patiala State were:



Jindmarker State

The main Muslim Rajput clans of Jind State were:



Nabhamarker State

The main Muslim Rajput clans of Nabha State were:



Ambala Districtmarker

The main Muslim Rajput clans of Ambala District were:



Rohtak Districtmarker

The main Muslim Rajput clans of Rohtak District were:



Karnal Districtmarker

The main Muslim Rajput clans of Karnal District were:



Gurgaon Districtmarker

The main Muslim Rajput clans of Gurgaon District were:

RAKHSAIRRA

Hissar District

The main Muslim Rajput clans of Hissar District were:



Hindu Rajputs of Punjab



The Rajput clans of the what is now Himachal Pradeshmarker, as well as the districts of Gurdaspurmarker and Hoshiarpurmarker remained Hindu. The Punjab Hill states were centres of some of the oldest Rajput states in Indiamarker. The Hindu Rajputs of Gurdaspur and the Jammu region are refered to as the Dogras. Prior to the partition of India, Dogra settlements also extended to Gujratmarker and Sialkot, where there were settlements of Bajju, Bhao, Chib, Manhas, and Sulehria Rajputs.

Rajputs of the Jammu Region and Gurdaspur District

The Rajputs of the Jammu border are confined to the hills. They are classified on loose and ever shifting system of hypergamous grades. Thus in Jammu region, the Rajput are divided into four grades, with the Rajput of the first grade not giving wives to those clans who are considered not to be of the first grade, and so on. In addition to this division, they are also divided by the traditional division of Suryavanshi, Chandravanshi and Agnivanshi. Here is a list of clans, starting with those deemed as first class:

The First Grade Suryavanshi clans

The First Grade Chandravanshi clans

  • Bandral
  • Bhadwal
  • Balauria
  • Bhottial
  • Bhadarwahia
  • Kishtwaria
  • Katoch
  • Guleria
  • Sabaia
  • Jaswal
  • Suketia
  • Mandial
  • Kullu
  • Kalerie
  • Sarmorie


These clans are equal to each other in superiority. The second class clans are as follows:

Second Grade Suryavanshi Clans



Second Grade Chandravanshi clans

Third Grade Chandravanshi clans
  • Rakwal
  • Sulehria
  • Charak
  • Langeh
  • Baghal
  • Bajial
  • Andotra
  • Jaj


Fourth Grade Chandravanshi Clans
  • Mandial
  • Raysial
  • Kharakhatr
  • Samsal
  • Jaggi
  • Lalotra
  • Katil
  • Bhulwal
  • Hans
  • Bajju
  • Balwal
  • Gori


Rajput clans of the Suryavanshi and Chandravanshi sub-divisions intermarry; and Chandravanshi clans intermarry with each other. Each grade takes wives from a grade lower then itself. The only exception are the Chattari Jamwal, who do not take wives from the Manhas, as both clans descend from a common ancestor. While the Rakwal only give their daughters to the Jamwal and Manhas.

The Ambarai, Manhas, Chib, Bhao and Jarral intermarry with each other, and gives wives to the Rajput clans of the First Grade. While the Rakwal, Sulehria, Charak, Baghal, Langeh, Bojwal , Andotra intermarry, and give daughters to the Rajput clans of the first And Second classes, and receive daughters from the Rajput clans of the fourth class.In Gurdaspur Districtmarker, the Hindu Rajputss are found mainly in the hilly regions, along the border with Jammu and Kashmirmarker. Culturally, they are very close to the Dogras, and like them have a system of hypergamous marriages. The following are the main clans, shown under the two sub-divisions, Chandravanshi and Suryavanshi.

Chandravanshi Clans


Suryavanshi Clans




In Gurdaspur, the clans are divided into the kahri, or those who take wives and give wives to a particular clan, and the dohri or those who take wives and exchange wives with each other. The general rule in the community is that a higher clan should not give its daughter in marriage to a lower clan, but are allowed to take wives from the lower clans. Thus, the Tangral can take wives from the Katil, Lalotra and Kohal, and give wives to the Jarral, Sulehria and Indauria, the Kohal take wives from the the Katil and Thakkar, and the Sulehria give wives to the Manhas, but take them from the Gahotra, Katil and Lalotra. This system of hypergamous marriage was discarded when the clans of the Jammu hills converted to Islam.

First Grade Suryavanshi Clans

Chattar
The Chattari is the mothercast of Suryavanshi clans . Chattaris of Jammu region are classified as Dogra and Chattaris of Mewar are Guhilot or Sisodia.

Jamwal


The Jamwal take their name from the city of Jammu. They have common ancestry with the Manhas Rajputs. The Jamwal were the Maharajas of Jammu and Kashmirmarker

Mankotia


The Mankotia claim to the Kachwaha Rajputs, who said to have come from Jaipurmarker and settled in the Punjab Hills, after contracting marriage with a Hill Rajput lady.

Jasrotia


The Jasrotia are another clan of Kachwaha Rajput ancestry.

First Grade Chandravanshi Rajputs

Balauria


The Balauria are descended from Bhog Pal, who came from Kulu, in the first Quarter of the 8th Century.
Bhadwal
The Bhadwal are Tomar Rajputs.
Bhandarwahia
The Bhardarwahia were the traditional rulers of Bhadarwah, a state in the Jammu hills.
Naru
Naru were the traditional rulers of Ludhiana,Hashiarpur and Muttrastate

Kishtwaria


The Kishtwaria are a clan of the Pathania Rajputs. They were the rulers of Kishtwar state.

Second Grade Suryavanshi Rajputs

Manhas
The Manhas are a branch of the Jamwal. Their ancestor are said to have taken to agriculture, and such split from the Jamwal tribe.
Shau
The Shau are another branch of the Jamwal, found mainly in the western part of Jammu.

Second Grade Chandravanshi Rajput

Ambarai


The Ambarai are Parmar Rajputs, whose ancestors are said to have immigrated from Ujjainmarker. Found in Gurdapur and Jammu.

Chib


The Chib are a clan of Katoch Rajputs. They are found mainly in Rajauri Districtmarker.

Jarral


The ancestor of the Jarral are said to have come from the Rajasthanmarker. They are a clan of Tomar Rajputs.

Bhao
The Bhao are a Raghubansi Rajputs. Found mainly in Akhnurmarker.

Third Grade Chandravanshi Rajputs

Rakwal
The Rakwal migrated from Punjab during the later middle ages. Found mainly in the eastern districts of Jammu.
Sulehria


Charak
Langeh
The Langeh are descended Lang Pal, a descended from Angraj Karan of the Mahabharat.Found mainly near akhnoormarker region of jammu.
Baghal
The Baghal are a branch of the Manhas Rajputs. Found mainly in Udhampur Districtmarker.
Bajial


The Bajial are clan of Kachwaha Rajputs, descended from Mani Maan, who said to have to come to the Punjab hills, and married a Katoch Rajput.
Andotra
The Andotra are a branch of the Pathania Rajputs. Their ancestor, Anandji migrated to Kathuamarker in the 15th Century.
Jaj


Hindu Rajputs of the Eastern Hills

The Hindu Rajput of Hoshiarpur Districtmarker and Himachal Pradeshmarker are divided into numerous tribes, which are sub-divided into numerous sects. The tribes are split in six status groups :1) Mian2) Rajput3) Thakur4) Rathi5) Rana

The Tribes of the First Grade

The following are the Rajput tribes of the first grade:• Katoch• Naru• Jaswal• Sibae• Dadwal• Kahluria• Kotlehria• Hinduria• Sirmuria• Mankotia• MandialThe Guleria, Sabaia, Dadwal and Jaswal are branches of the Katoch tribe, but now intermarry with each other.

Katoch
Almost all the clans of the First Grade Rajputs are of Katoch Rajput ancestor. Their main settlement remains the central districts of Himachal Pradeshmarker.
Naru
The Narus of Hoshiarpur Districtmarker claim that their ancestor was a Surajbansi Rajput of Muttra, named Nipal Chand, and descended from Raja Ram Chand. He was converted in the time of Mahmud of Ghazni and took the name of Naru Shah. Naru Shah setteled at Mau in Jalandharmarker, Whence his son, Ratan Pal, founded Phillaur hence founded the four Naru parganas of Hariana, Bajwara, Sham Chaurasi and Ghorewaha in Hoshiarpurmarker and that of Bahram in Jullunder. The chief men of these parganas are still called Rai or Rana. Some kept Brahmans of the Baadeo got.

Jaswal
The original settlement of the Jaswal was Bhir Jaswan in Amb. They thus acquired the name Jaswal from the Jaswan Dun in Unna District
Sibaia


They were settled at Siba in tehsil Dera, but they may derive their name from Raja Sapuran Chand, who founded Siba. Sapuran Chand became a Raja four generations afterRaja Hari Chand, who founded Haripur
Dadwal
The Dadwal first settled in the Dadh region of Himachal Pradeshmarker. They derive their name from the Dadwa Latta tract which comprises parts of Hajipurmarker, Datarpur and certain parts of Amb.
Guleria


This clan takes its name from the town of Guler in Himachal Pradeshmarker. They are a cadet branch of the Katoch clan.

The Tribes of the Second Grade

ManhasDoadJasrotiaJarralSonkhla

Doad
This clan is found mainly in Hoshiarpur Districtmarker and Unna District. They are said to Chandravanshi Rajputs, claiming descent from the god Krishna.
Jarral
The Hindu branch of the Jarral tribe fled Rajaurimarker, when their ancestor Nihal Singh was killed by the Mughal. His widow took refuge in Chamba, and the Hindu Jarral claim descent from Bhag Singh, the son of Nihal Singh. They are also referred to as the Rajauria, after the town in Jammu, which was a the principality ruled by Jarrals,
Sonkhla
The Sonkhla are a branch of the Parmar Rajputs. Their ancestor Raja Jagdeo came to the hills to worship at the temple of Jawala Mukhi. Having married into a Katoch family, he settled in Himachal Pradeshmarker.

Tribes of the Third Grade

• Jasial• Patial• Phadiartakhi• Sandal• Baria• Bhanauaria• Chanwaria

Jasial
The Jasial are a Katoch clan. They are said to be the original rulers of the Jaswan Dun, until they were disposed by the Jaswal.
Sandal
The ancestor of the Sandal fled to the Punjab Hills escaping Muslim conquerors.

Tribes of the Fourth Grade

• Rajan• Dhantial• Ladol• Sangwai• Laori• Malputh• Sihanda• Badhmania• Salohar• Ranwat• Dangoher

Rajan
The Rajan or Rajni are said to have attending a wedding at Hindurmarker, where a party of Rajputs attacked them, and all but extirminnated their tribe. A woman is said to have escaped, and had three sons, Adu, Santu and Bagga. They are a clan of Khokhar Rajputs.
Dhantial
The Dhantial derive their name from Mount Dhontha.
Ladol
The Ladol are a clan of Manhas Rajputs.

The Hindu Rajput population was historically divided into three groups, those settled along the border with the princely state of Jammu and Kashmirmarker, those of the eastern hills (the modern Himachal Pradeshmarker) and finally those along the border with Rajasthanmarker.



List of Hindu Rajput clans from 1911 Census of India

Here is a list of Hindu Rajput clans that was tabulated for the 1911 Census of India, starting with Gujrat Districtmarker.

Gujrat Districtmarker

Here is a list of the Hindu Rajput clans of Gujratmarker.



Shahpur District (Sargodha Districtmarker)

The main Hindu Rajput clans were:



Lahore Districtmarker

Here is a list of the main Hindu Rajput clans of Lahoremarker



Sialkot District

Here is a list of the main Hindu Rajput clans of Sialkot District.



Gurdaspur Districtmarker

Here is a list of the main Hindu Rajput clans of Gurdaspur Districtmarker.



Amritsar Districtmarker

Here is a list of the main Hindu Rajput clans of Amritsar Districtmarker.



Lyalpur District (Faisalabad Districtmarker)

Here is a list of the main Hindu Rajput clans of the district.



Bahawalpurmarker State

Here is a list of the main Hindu Rajputs in the state.



Jalandhar District

The main Hindu Rajput clans were:



Kangra Districtmarker

The main Hindu Rajput clans of Kangra Districtmarker were:



Hoshiarpur Districtmarker

The main Hindu Rajput clans of Hoshiarpur Districtmarker were:



Patialamarker State

The main Hindu Rajput clans of Patiala State were:



Ludhiana Districtmarker

The main Hindu Rajput clans of Ludhiana Districtmarker were:



Jindmarker State

The main Hindu Rajput clans of Jind State were:



Nabhamarker State

The main Hindu Rajput clans of Nabha State were:



Ambala Districtmarker

The main Hindu Rajput clans of Ambala District were:



Rohtak Districtmarker

The main Hindu Rajput clans of Rohtak Districtmarker were:



Hissar District

The main Hindu Rajput clans of Hissar District were:



Gurgaon Districtmarker

The main Hindu Rajput clans of Gurgaon Districtmarker were:



Sikh Rajputs

A depiction of Bhai Bachitter Singh Minhas Ji killing the drunk elephant set by Mughal forces on the Sikh forces in the battlefield with Nagni Barcha (snake spear) given by Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
This photo was taken by outside the Sikh History museum on way from Mohali to Sirhind


Sikh Rajputs are the followers of Sikhism belonging to the Rajput social group. Sikh Rajputs have a long-standing tradition in Punjab and in Sikh history. During the Mughal era when many Punjabi families followed the teachings of the Guru and were baptized as Khalsa and joined the Guru's order of followers. Many Punjabi Rajput families also enrolled in the Guru's Army, or Khalsa Panth, and baptized as Khalsa Sikhs.

Baba Nidhan Singh of Hazoor Sahib, Bhai Sangat Singh Minhas, Bhai Bachittar Singh Minhas and many families whose kin are followers of Sikhism today. There are many Sikh Rajputs today with common Rajput family names.

Sikh Rajputs Diaspora

Some Rajput villages in the Punjab Region converted, wholly or partially, to Sikhism. The extent of conversion depended on the influence of Sikhism in that region. The majority of these villages are located in the central Punjab districts of Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib, Patiala, Faridkot, Moga, Nawanshahr, Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur. Yet, others have migrated from West Punjabmarker districts of Sargodhamarker, Toba Tek Singhmarker, Faisalabadmarker, Montgomery, Lahoremarker etc. after the Partition of British India However, there are some Sikh Rajput villages in Ambala and Nalagarh districts of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, as well.

Sikh Rajput Clans

There are Sikh Rajputs with from clans such as Minhas, Manhas, Bhatti, Bais, Chauhan, Parmar, Naru Parihar, Pawar, Rathore, Manj, Doad, Saroya, Sahi, Salaria(Sulehria) Toor, Janjua, Jaswal, Rana etc. spread across villages in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

The medieval forts of Saroya Sikh Rajput Chiefs in the Punjab villages of Chukhiara, Bhungarni, Dihana and Bohan are evident of their heritage. While others, such as the ancestral fort of Minhas Sikh Rajputs of Daroli Kalan, Adampur Doaba and Heeon fort of Parmaras of Nadalon, Panjoura, Ajnoha were destroyed by Britisher.During later half of 19'th century the entire area came under the British control.

Sikh Rajputs in Khalsa

Banda reorganised the Khalsa Army and declared a war against the Mughal administration. From the Doaba region, he got help from Sikh Rajputs including:

  • Budh Singh Parmar
  • Dasaundha Singh Parmar
  • Dharam Singh Minhas
  • Gursahai Singh Bhatti
  • Hargopal Singh Chauhan
  • Jiwan Singh Parmar
  • Diwar Singh Khurmi
  • Kanwar Singh Parmar
  • Jodha Singh Khurmi
  • Khan Singh Parmar
  • Krishan Singh Minhas
  • Mehboob Singh Jaswal
  • Punjab Singh Parmar
  • Ram Singh Manj
  • Karam Singh Saroya
  • Ghuro Bachcan Singh Salaria(Sulehria)
Banda won almost half of the province and he offered Jagirs to his army commanders including the Rajputs, whose heirs are still holding their forts in the villages Chukhiara, Bhungarni, Dihana and Bohan.

Prominent Punjabi Rajputs

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