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Mair Rajput Gothras

Gothras of the Mair Rajputs

Judging from a few lists of Mair Rajput gothras that were different from each other, it is difficult to see which gothras were the original Mair Rajput gothras and which ones have recently made their way into the tribe. Because Rose's list is the oldest, dating back to 1914, and also the most extensive, I have used that as a starting point and added the gothras that he failed to mention. Because one gothra can have several different spellings, I have in most cases only written the most common spelling. The italicized names are unconfirmed gothras that have only recently appeared as Mair gothras in a list. Some of these unconfirmed gothras are those of other Rajput tribes. Also, because the Mairs and Tanks have several gothras in common, it is possible that some formerly Tank gothras have now become Mair gothras.

In his 1914 book , Rose mentioned that in the Punjabi Gujrat area, a part of present-day Pakistan, the Mairs had 52 gothras. The whole area of Punjab had a total of 56 Mair Rajput gothras. However, his list of Mair gothras included at least 108 distinct gothras (530). The list below contains at least 120 distinct, confirmed Mair Rajput gothras.

A: Ahat, Ahi, Ajipal, Alu, Ashat, Achil, Adhupiya, Ajwal
B: Babbar , Bachcha, Badra, Bagga , Baghel , Bagri , Bahrawal, Bajania, Ballan, Barare, Basaan, Buttan, Bir , Bham, Bhashaan, Bhodla, Bhulla, Bhutta , Bohr, Brajpal, Buland, Buttar(Butra), Bageshwar, Begal, Bhajwal, Bhamber, Bhatala, Bhatwar
C: Chalagni, Changeri, Chauhan**, Chatrana, Chamras, Chhahrawa, Chhurga
D: Dadar, Dahli, Dahm, Dasaur(Desor), Dasamedhia, Dawar, Dhalla , Dhariwal , Dharma, Dharna, Dhunna(Dhuna) , Dhupar(Dhoopa), Dur, Dhuma, Daangar, Dahela, Dala, Dalal, Dhaya, Dhera, Dhooliya, Dholiyan, Dhorana
G: Gogar, Gogna , Gogta, Gohngla, Gori, Gund, Gajjar, Gotiyan
H: Hira
I:
J: Jala, Jahlu (Jhalu), Jalur, Jaura , Jhangi, Jhangli, Jhatiwal, Jhingoa, Julpan, Jajoriya, Jalagaria, Janglawa, Jatyan, Jhajhora, Jhoonda
K: Kuchhera (Kachiyara), Kakka, Kanda, Kandiwal, Karor, Karwal(Gharwal?), Kashiari, Khepal, Khich , Khokhal, Khori, Khungar(Khangar) , Khurmi, Kunjhai, Kalwa, Kanak, Kangra, Kanwar, Khajuria, Khajwal, Kikyan, Kukra
L: Ladhar(Lodhar, Luddhar) , Ledha, Lota, Luthra
M: Main , Malhaddi, Malpana, Mahaich, Mandhari , Mannan, Masaun , Maston, Mitru , Modan, Mukara, Mahesh, Manda
N: Nagora, Nahal, Narnori, Nischal , Nakhla, Nagrana, Narnauli
O: Odar(Udera)
P: Paham, Pajji , Pidri, Phaur, Partola, Pikhi, Plaud , Pancham, Parwala
R: Rajpal, Rangar, Ranman, Ratti, Roda , Rudke, Rudra
S: Sadhiora (Sehdev), Sarwana, Sarna, Sanderia, Shinh(Sinh), Sedha, Seedha, Siri, Sunik, Sachchu (Suchchu), Sur , Susa
T: Tarriwal, Thakran, Tunwa, Tohaj, Toshawar, Tukrada
U: Udera(Odar)
V: Vaid, Vichcha
W: Waddar

**Chauhan technically is not a Mair Rajput gothra. It is the most famous Rajput tribe of India and many Mair Rajputs write their last name as "Chauhan." This connection is explored in other links on this home page.

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