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All you need to know about Indian surnames

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Indian surnames and their meanings
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    Surnames originated early in history for many reasons. Surnames acted as an identifier and drew attention. It also represented people’s ethnic background, upbringing and ones individuality.
    However, today surnames have merely become an identifier and nothing more. While some people still take special pride in their surnames owing to distinguished ancestors, but again the issue isn't the surname but rather what some people who bore it did with their lives.


    There is another set of people who hate their surnames because they’re slightly embarrassing. These people tend to change them when they can.

    But otherwise, a surname is probably something that most people don't think about very often, or not in a focused way. It's simply a fact of life, like your social security number.
    Today we are going to tell you the forming of surnames and what each Hindu surname means. Click on this slide show to know what your surname stands for…
  • +11 See more slides
    Surnames originated early in history for many reasons. Surnames acted as an identifier and drew attention. It also represented people’s ethnic background, upbringing and ones individuality.
    However, today surnames have merely become an identifier and nothing more. While some people still take special pride in their surnames owing to distinguished ancestors, but again the issue isn't the surname but rather what some people who bore it did with their lives.


    There is another set of people who hate their surnames because they’re slightly embarrassing. These people tend to change them when they can.

    But otherwise, a surname is probably something that most people don't think about very often, or not in a focused way. It's simply a fact of life, like your social security number.
    Today we are going to tell you the forming of surnames and what each Hindu surname means. Click on this slide show to know what your surname stands for…
  • +11 See more slides
    Surnames originated early in history for many reasons. Surnames acted as an identifier and drew attention. It also represented people’s ethnic background, upbringing and ones individuality.
    However, today surnames have merely become an identifier and nothing more. While some people still take special pride in their surnames owing to distinguished ancestors, but again the issue isn't the surname but rather what some people who bore it did with their lives.


    There is another set of people who hate their surnames because they’re slightly embarrassing. These people tend to change them when they can.

    But otherwise, a surname is probably something that most people don't think about very often, or not in a focused way. It's simply a fact of life, like your social security number.
    Today we are going to tell you the forming of surnames and what each Hindu surname means. Click on this slide show to know what your surname stands for…
  • +11 See more slides
    Surnames originated early in history for many reasons. Surnames acted as an identifier and drew attention. It also represented people’s ethnic background, upbringing and ones individuality.
    However, today surnames have merely become an identifier and nothing more. While some people still take special pride in their surnames owing to distinguished ancestors, but again the issue isn't the surname but rather what some people who bore it did with their lives.


    There is another set of people who hate their surnames because they’re slightly embarrassing. These people tend to change them when they can.

    But otherwise, a surname is probably something that most people don't think about very often, or not in a focused way. It's simply a fact of life, like your social security number.
    Today we are going to tell you the forming of surnames and what each Hindu surname means. Click on this slide show to know what your surname stands for…
  • +11 See more slides
    Surnames originated early in history for many reasons. Surnames acted as an identifier and drew attention. It also represented people’s ethnic background, upbringing and ones individuality.
    However, today surnames have merely become an identifier and nothing more. While some people still take special pride in their surnames owing to distinguished ancestors, but again the issue isn't the surname but rather what some people who bore it did with their lives.


    There is another set of people who hate their surnames because they’re slightly embarrassing. These people tend to change them when they can.

    But otherwise, a surname is probably something that most people don't think about very often, or not in a focused way. It's simply a fact of life, like your social security number.
    Today we are going to tell you the forming of surnames and what each Hindu surname means. Click on this slide show to know what your surname stands for…
  • +11 See more slides
    Surnames originated early in history for many reasons. Surnames acted as an identifier and drew attention. It also represented people’s ethnic background, upbringing and ones individuality.
    However, today surnames have merely become an identifier and nothing more. While some people still take special pride in their surnames owing to distinguished ancestors, but again the issue isn't the surname but rather what some people who bore it did with their lives.


    There is another set of people who hate their surnames because they’re slightly embarrassing. These people tend to change them when they can.

    But otherwise, a surname is probably something that most people don't think about very often, or not in a focused way. It's simply a fact of life, like your social security number.
    Today we are going to tell you the forming of surnames and what each Hindu surname means. Click on this slide show to know what your surname stands for…
  • +11 See more slides
    Surnames originated early in history for many reasons. Surnames acted as an identifier and drew attention. It also represented people’s ethnic background, upbringing and ones individuality.
    However, today surnames have merely become an identifier and nothing more. While some people still take special pride in their surnames owing to distinguished ancestors, but again the issue isn't the surname but rather what some people who bore it did with their lives.


    There is another set of people who hate their surnames because they’re slightly embarrassing. These people tend to change them when they can.

    But otherwise, a surname is probably something that most people don't think about very often, or not in a focused way. It's simply a fact of life, like your social security number.
    Today we are going to tell you the forming of surnames and what each Hindu surname means. Click on this slide show to know what your surname stands for…
  • +11 See more slides
    Surnames originated early in history for many reasons. Surnames acted as an identifier and drew attention. It also represented people’s ethnic background, upbringing and ones individuality.
    However, today surnames have merely become an identifier and nothing more. While some people still take special pride in their surnames owing to distinguished ancestors, but again the issue isn't the surname but rather what some people who bore it did with their lives.


    There is another set of people who hate their surnames because they’re slightly embarrassing. These people tend to change them when they can.

    But otherwise, a surname is probably something that most people don't think about very often, or not in a focused way. It's simply a fact of life, like your social security number.
    Today we are going to tell you the forming of surnames and what each Hindu surname means. Click on this slide show to know what your surname stands for…
  • +11 See more slides
    Surnames originated early in history for many reasons. Surnames acted as an identifier and drew attention. It also represented people’s ethnic background, upbringing and ones individuality.
    However, today surnames have merely become an identifier and nothing more. While some people still take special pride in their surnames owing to distinguished ancestors, but again the issue isn't the surname but rather what some people who bore it did with their lives.


    There is another set of people who hate their surnames because they’re slightly embarrassing. These people tend to change them when they can.

    But otherwise, a surname is probably something that most people don't think about very often, or not in a focused way. It's simply a fact of life, like your social security number.
    Today we are going to tell you the forming of surnames and what each Hindu surname means. Click on this slide show to know what your surname stands for…
  • +11 See more slides
    Surnames originated early in history for many reasons. Surnames acted as an identifier and drew attention. It also represented people’s ethnic background, upbringing and ones individuality.
    However, today surnames have merely become an identifier and nothing more. While some people still take special pride in their surnames owing to distinguished ancestors, but again the issue isn't the surname but rather what some people who bore it did with their lives.


    There is another set of people who hate their surnames because they’re slightly embarrassing. These people tend to change them when they can.

    But otherwise, a surname is probably something that most people don't think about very often, or not in a focused way. It's simply a fact of life, like your social security number.
    Today we are going to tell you the forming of surnames and what each Hindu surname means. Click on this slide show to know what your surname stands for…
  • +11 See more slides
    Surnames originated early in history for many reasons. Surnames acted as an identifier and drew attention. It also represented people’s ethnic background, upbringing and ones individuality.
    However, today surnames have merely become an identifier and nothing more. While some people still take special pride in their surnames owing to distinguished ancestors, but again the issue isn't the surname but rather what some people who bore it did with their lives.


    There is another set of people who hate their surnames because they’re slightly embarrassing. These people tend to change them when they can.

    But otherwise, a surname is probably something that most people don't think about very often, or not in a focused way. It's simply a fact of life, like your social security number.
    Today we are going to tell you the forming of surnames and what each Hindu surname means. Click on this slide show to know what your surname stands for…
  • +11 See more slides
    Surnames originated early in history for many reasons. Surnames acted as an identifier and drew attention. It also represented people’s ethnic background, upbringing and ones individuality.
    However, today surnames have merely become an identifier and nothing more. While some people still take special pride in their surnames owing to distinguished ancestors, but again the issue isn't the surname but rather what some people who bore it did with their lives.


    There is another set of people who hate their surnames because they’re slightly embarrassing. These people tend to change them when they can.

    But otherwise, a surname is probably something that most people don't think about very often, or not in a focused way. It's simply a fact of life, like your social security number.
    Today we are going to tell you the forming of surnames and what each Hindu surname means. Click on this slide show to know what your surname stands for…

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