Major Muslim Jat clans

Below are brief descriptions of the main Muslim Jat clans in the Punjab. I would also ask the reader to look at my posts Population of Muslim Jat clans of British Punjab according to the 1891 Census of India, Population of Muslim Jat Clans of British Punjab According to the 1911 Census of India and Population of Muslim Jat Clans of British Punjab According to the 1901 Census of India which gives the total population of the Muslim clans. According to 1901 Census, the five largest tribes were the Wariach (58,936), Cheema (39,358), Bajwa (27,609), Chadhar (27,422), Sandhu (25,786), and Tarar (25,606). While according to the 1911 Census of Punjab, the five largest were Wariach (66,392), Gondal (62,320), Cheema (37,076), Bhatti (35,289) and Khokhar (33,032).

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Tribe Origin Myth / Tradition Distribution
Aheer The Aheer have two theories of their origin. Some claim descent from Qutub Shah, who is also the ancestor of the Awan tribe, while other connect themselves with the Yaduvanshi Ahirs tribe of North India Khushab, Chiniot, Sargodha, Mianwali, Jhang, Bhakkar and Faisalabad districts
Arnyal, sometimes pronounced Ranyal Some traditions of Janjua Rajput origin Rawalpindi and Jhelum Districts. Also in Mirpur District of Azad Kashmir
Assoun Claim Bhatti Rajput ancestry Mainly in Gujranwala District
Athru Some traditions of Awan ancestry Jhelum District
Atwal Number of origin myths. Muslim Atwal were found mainly in eastern Punjab regions such as Jalandhar and Ludhiana. Found mainly in Faisalabad, Khanewal, Toba Tek Singh, all refugees from East Punjab
Aulakh One of the largest Jat clans found in the Punjab. Muslim Aulakh were found mainly in Sialkot, Gujranwala, Lahore, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Jalandhar and Ludhiana district. The Aulakh also are an important Saraiki-speaking Jat clan in Layyah District. like other Muslim Jats of East Punjab, they moved to Pakistan after partition in 1947. Mainly in Faisalabad division. Also in Layyah District

B

Tribe Origin Myth/ Tradition Distribution
Bachhal

 

The Bacchal claim descent from Taoni Rajputs. There are Bacchal Rajouts in Uttar Pradesh, who may be the same clan as the Bacchal Jats. Although found in Ambala, the Bacchal are Punjabi speaking, so distinct from other Jat clans who speak Haryanwi, and are known as Mulley. They are now found mainly in Gujranwala and Sargodha diastricts.

 

Badhan

 

The Badhan of Poonch are a Dogra clan. According to their tradition, they are a branch of the Saroa Rajputs descended from  an individual named Kala, a resident of Jammu. In Sialkot and Gujrat, the Badhan are Jat. Prior to partition, Badhan both Muslim and Sikh were found in Gurdaspur. Mainly in Gujrat, Sialkot and Narowal districts. A few are also found in Mirpur in Azad Kashmir
Baghar or Baghoor

 

A small Jat clan, possibly of Khokhar extraction, found in the Thal Desert region In Kushab District, in villages near Rangpur Baghoor. A few also found in Shahpur Tehsil of Sargodha District
Baidwan

 

H.A. Rose writes about its etymology that fancifully it is derived from baid, a physician — who rescued a bride of the clan from robbers and was rewarded by their adopting his name. They are a Mulley Jat clan, who were found mainly in Ambala and Karnal. Like other Mulleys, they immigrated to Pakistan at partition They are now found scattered in Okara, , Sahiwal, Vehari and Multan district.

 

Bains The Bains claim descent from the Janjua Rajputs, and are one of the larger Jat clans. Prior to partition, the Muslim branch of this clan extended from Rawalpindi in the west to Hoshiarpur in the east. Many Bains Jat are also settled in the canal colony districts of Faisalabad and Sahiwal. In Multan, a the Bains are known as Waince. After partition, Muslim members of this tribe founf in East Punjab moved to Pakistan. In Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Gujrat and Sialkot. The Waince are found in Multan, Muzaffargarh, Mianwali and Khushab. The Bains of Mirpur District prefer to designate themselves as Rajputs
Bajwa According to tribal traditions, they are Suryavanshi Rajputs and that their ancestor Raja Shalip was driven out of Multan in the time of Sikandar Lodi. His two sons Kals and Lis escaped in the disguise of falconers. Lis went to Jammu and there married a Katil Rajput bride, while Kals married a Jat girl in Pasrur. Falconers are known as bazwala, and the tribe gets its name from its occupation Bajwas are found in all tehsils of Sialkot except Daska. In the Sialkot tehsil they inhabit the Bhagowal zail only. In the Zafarwal tehsil they are grouped around Chawinda, in the Raya tehsil around Narowal, while in Pasrur they are found mainly in the northwest with headquarters at Kalaswala. Outside Sialkot, they are found in Gujranwala and Faisalabad Divisions

 

Bal

 

Various traditions as to their origin. One makes a branch of the Sekhu tribe. Their ancestor is also said to have been named Baya Bal, a Rajput who came from Malwa. The name Bal, which means ” strength,” given to the tribe on account on the strenght shown by Baya. One of the largest Jat tribe, found throughout the central districts of Lahore, Kasur, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala and Okara. Prior to partition, Muslim Bal were also found in Amritsar, Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Ludhiana. Many have also settled in the canal colony districts of Faisalabad, Sahiwal and Sargodha.

 

Bandechha

 

The Bandechha or Badecha claim Suryavanshi ancestry. The tribe is descended from a Kura Pal whose sons settled in Sialkot under Shah Jahan : also found in Amritsar. They were found in Sialkot, and historically in Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur and Jalandhar district. They are now found mainly in Faisalabad and Sahiwal.

 

Bangial

 

Claim descent from Bangash Khan, a Panwar (Parmar) Rajput They are found mainly in Jhelum, Rawalpindi, Gujrat and Gujranwala district. Many Rawalpindi Bangial claim to be Rajputs.

 

Baryar

 

Little is known about this tribe Found mainly in Mandi Bahauddin and Sargodha districts
Basra

 

The Basra claim to be of Saroya Rajput ancestry. Found mainly in villages around Pasrur in Sialkot District, and in neighbouring Gujranwala District. Some also settled in the canal colony districts of Faisalabad, Sahiwal and Sargodha in the 19th century.

 

Batth

 

According to traditions, they are descended from a Sanpal or Sainpal, who came from the Malwa 800 years ago. They first settled at Odhyara in Lahore. The Batth are found in villages of the Kasur and Okara districts.

 

Bhachar

 

They are a Khokhar clan. The Bhachar are found mainly in Wan Bhachran in Mianwali District
Bhadiar

 

The Bhadiar claim SuryavanshiRajput ancestry.

Found mainly in Sialkot and Gujrat districts.

 

Bhagwal

 

The Bhagwal claim Mughal ancestry Found mainly in Gujrat and Jhelum districts.
Bhalli

 

  Found mainly in Sialkot District.
Bhidwal Bhidwal are descended from Bhadwal Rajputs of Jammu The Bhidwal are a Saraiki-speaking Jat clan found in Bhakkar District.
Bhangu

 

The Bhangu or Bhangoo or Bhango are prominent Jat clan and original inhabitants of the Punjab. The Jhang Bhangu were pastoralist, while those of central Punjab were farmers. Muslim Bhangu are found districts of Lahore, Sheikhupura, Jhang, Kasur, and Sahiwal
Bhinder

 

Claim to be Chandravanshi Rajputs, through its ancestor Bhinder, who settled in the Punjab under Rai Tanar. The Bhinder are found mainly in Gujranwala and Sialkot districts. Bhinders from Ludhiana and Jalandhar are settled in Faisalabad.

 

Bhukar

 

Possibly of Bhatti origin A Jat clan found in Jhelum and Multan districts. They are one of the major Jat clans of the Pothohar region.

 

Bhullar

 

The Bhullar, together with the Heer and Maan, are considered the orignal Jat clans. They were found as far east as Patiala, and far west as Sargodha. Muslim Bhullar are found mainly in Gujranwala and Faisalabad divisions
Bhutta

 

Various origin stories. Most likely to be Panwar Rajputs Multan and throughout South Punjab
Bohar They are Panwar Rajputs . They are the main Jat clan of the Cholistan desert, and are found in Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Multan and Dera Ghazi Khan districts.

 

Boparai

 

Claim descent from Raja Jagdeo, the Parmar Rajput who came to Punjab from Malwa in central India. Raja Jagdeo had a  son named ‘Bopa Rai’, from whom the tribe claims descent. The Muslim branch are located in Faisalabad district and Toba Tek Singh district. There are some Boparai Jatt families who have moved to Lahore in the last few years and in the Sheikhupura district.

 

Buttar Said to be descended from a Surajbansi Rajput who Came from the Lakki jungle and settled first inGujranwala. Prior to partition, a good many were found in Amritsar, Jalandhar and Ludhiana. Now found in Faisalabad and Sahiwal divisions. Also found in Gujranwala

 

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Tribe Origin Myth/ Tradition Distribution
Chadhar

 

The Chadhar claim descent from the Agnivanshi Rajputs, more specifically from the Tomar clan. found mainly in Jhang, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Sahiwal, and Toba Tek Singh. A few Chadhar Jats were also found in Firuzpur district, who all moved to Pakistan in 1947.

 

Chahal, sometimes pronounced as Chahil

 

One of the largest Muslim Jat clans. They have a number of origin myths. According to one, there ancestor was Raja Agarsen Surajbansi, who had four sons,Chahil, Chhina, Chima, and Sahi, and that the four Jat tribes who bear these names are sprung from them. Their original home was Malwa, whence they migrated to the Punjab. According to another story their ancestor was a Tunwar Rajput called Raja Rikh, who came from the Deccan and settled at Kahlur. His son Birsi married a Jat woman, settled at Matti in the Malwa about the time of Akbar, and founded the tribe. found throughout central Punjab. The Chahal are also found in Jhelum and Gujrat Districts. A significant number of Chahal are refugees from East Punjab.
Chachar

 

Tribe claims descent from Chachar, a Mughal, who married a Jat, hence his descendents became Jat Found in Sindh and South Punjab, especially in Rahimyar Khan and Rajanpur
Chatha
 
Claim Chauhan decent, closely connected to the Cheema Jats. found in Sialkot, Gujranwala, and Sargodha district. Separate from these are the Chatha of Rawalpindi, who claim to be Rajput

 

Chauhan Most Muslim Chauhan consider themselves to be Rajput. However in central Punjab, in particular in what was the old Lahore Division (which included Amritsar and Gudaspur) Chauhans identified themselves as Jats, and intermarried with other tribes of Jat status. Mainly central Punjab. Historically in Amritsar. Now mainly in Sahiwal, Faisalabad, Chiniot and Sargodha. Also in Kasur and Lahore in villages near the Indian border
Cheema Like Chauhan Jats, the Cheema are also of Chauhan descent. The third largest Muslim Jat tribe after the Sandhu and Randhawa Found mainly in Gujranwala and Sialkot. In the old Gujranwala Bar, the Cheema were the single dominant tribe. Small groups of Muslim Cheema were also found in Jallandhar and Amritsar District. Now found in Faisalabad and Sahiwal. In Sargodha, there are several villages of East Punjab, Sialkot and Gujranwala Cheema, the first group came as refugees while others were settlers. Seperate from these Cheema are those of Gujar Khan in Rawalpindi, who consider themselves to be Rajputs.

 

Chhajra
 
The Chhajra claim descent from the Bhatti Rajputs They are a Saraiki-speaking Jat clan, found mainly in Muzaffargah, Layyah, Multan, Rahim Yar Khan and Rajanpur districts

 

Chhina

 

Not to be confused by the Cheema. The Chhina claim to be descended from Chhina, a brother of Joiya. Both these tribes claim descent from Krishna and the ancient Yadava dynasty The Chhina are found throughout Punjab. Historically, the Chhina were also found in Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Jalandhar districts of East Punjab. In west Punjab they were found in Lahore, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Jhelum, Rawalpindi and Mianwali. The Chhina are one of the larger tribes of the Gujar Khan Tehsil of Rawalpindi. In Bhakkar, they occupy the northern third of the district. In Multan, they were one of the larger of the Saraiki-speaking tribes.

 

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Tribe Origin Myth / Tradition Distribution
Dab Very little is known about the Dab. They are one of number of pastoral groups in the Shorkot area Shorkot Tehsil of Jhang District
Daha The tribe claims descent from Daha, who was said to be a Muslim holyman, who married the daughter of Parihar Rajput. They does claim kinship with the Bohar and Parhar Jats, who are also of Parihar Rajput ancestry.They are found mainly in Vehari, Khanewal,D G Khan,D I Khan,Faisalabad, Multan and Rajanpur districts. Multan, Khanewal and Muzaffargarh districts
Dahba The Dahba claim descent from the Janjua Rajputs. Gujrat District
Dahar or Dahiri The Daher claim Rajput ancestry. According to some traditions, they are descended from Rajah Dahir of Sindh. They are a Saraiki-speaking Jat clan Jhang, Chiniot, Sargodha, Muzaffargarh, Bahawalpur and Multan districts
 Dandiwal

 

 The Dandiwal are a clan that claims Chauhan Rajput ancestry. The Muslim branch was found in Hissar District, and they were one of the larger Mulla Jat clans  Now found mainly in Okara, Vehari and Sahiwal districts
Dawana

 

 Claim a Sial Rajput origin  In Multan District
 Deo or Dev The Deo claim Suryavanshi Rajput ancestry. They are found throughout central Punjab, and prior to partition, were also found in Amritsar and Jalandhar districts. They are closely connected to the Sohal and Deol clan.

 

 Mainly in Faisalabad
 Dhaliwal or Dhariwal  The Dhaliwal or Dhariwal are a major Jat clan in Mandi Bahauddin district  Through out Lahore, Gujranwala and Faisalabad Divisions
 Dhamial  The Dhamial claim descent from the Janjua Rajputs  Jhelum District and the Gujar Khan Tehsil of Rawalpindi District
 Dhandla  The Dhandla claim Bhatti Rajput ancestry. They are a Seraiki speaking Jat tribe  Layyah, Muzaffargarh and Dera Ghazi Khan
 Dhandu   The Dhandu claim descent from the Panwar Rajputs. They are a Saraiki-speaking Jat tribe  Bahawalpur
 Dhillon  One of the largest Mus;im Jat tribe in Punjab  Found throughout Central Punjab
 Dhindsa   The Dhindsa claim descent from the Saroha Rajputs They are found mainly in Gujrat, Sialkot and Faisalabad districts. Prior to partition, they were also found mainly in Gurdaspur, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Patiala districts.

 

Dhudhi They are of Parmar Rajput origin. In Sahiwal and Okara, the Dhudhi are of Rajput status. But in Jhelum and Sargodha, they are Jat Jhelum and Sargodha
 Dosanjh  Muslim Dosanjh were found mainly in Kapurthala and Jalandhar  Now mainly in Faisalabad
Dudhra Little is known about their origin Found mainly in Gujrat and Sialkot
Duggal Their name is said to be a corruption of the word do gal, meaning two speeches, on account of their ancestry, which is of mixed Jat and Gujar. Sargodha and Mandi Bahaudin

G

Ghallu

A Saraiki-speaking Jat clan found mainly in Multan, Rahim Yar Khan and Muzaffargarh districts. They trace their descent from a Rajput prince.

Ghuman

The Ghumman are a tribe of Janjua Rajputs ancestry. They are descendants of Raja Ghumman Khan Janjua. They are found primarily in Sialkot and Gujranwala districts. Prior to partition, Muslim Ghuman were also found in Gurdaspur and Amritsar. They use the title of Chaudhary & Khan.

Gill

One of the larger Jat clans. Historically, the Gills were found as far west as Sargodha and far east as Patiala. Many also settled in the canal colonies of Faisalabad and Sahiwal. They remain the third largest Muslim Jat tribe, after the Sandhus and Sidhus.

Godara

The Godara were another Mulla Jat clan found mainly in Hissar and Sirsa. Like other Mulla Jat clans, they emigrated to Pakistan after partition.

Gondal

The Gondal are found mainly in Mandi Bahauddin, Gujrat, Jhelum, Chakwal and Sargodha districts. They claim descent from the Chauhan Rajputs. The Gondal of Rawalpindi claim to be Rajputs. Makhdoom due to family of Hazrat Makhdoom Burhanuddin (RA) are also descent from the Gondal. The Gondal are one of larger Jat clans of Northwest Punjab.

Goraya

The Muslim branch of the Goraya were found mainly in Sialkot, Gujranwala, Lahore, Amritsar, Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur districts. They settled in the 19th century in the canal colonies districts of Sargodha, Sahiwal and Faisalabadand also settled in the 18th century in Mirpurkhas (Deh 160 Digri)Sindh.

Grewal

The Grewal Jat claim Chandel Rajput ancestry. The Muslim branch of the Grewal were concentrated in Ludhiana District. They are now scattered in Faisalabad, Sahiwal and Sargodha districts.

Gujjral

The Gujral Jat claim descent from the Bhatti Rajputs. They are found in Gujrat and Jhelum districts. The Jat Gujjral have no connection with the Khatri Gujral, although both communities originate in the Jhelum region.

Hal

The Hal clan are found in Jhelum District.

Hamooka

A Jat clan claiming Bhatti Rajput ancestry. They are found mainly in Sargodha, Khushab and Chakwal districts.

Hanjra

The Hanjra were found mainly in Gujranwala, Lahore and Amritsar districts. They are also the largest Jat clan in Muzaffargarh District.

Hans

The Hans clan claims descent from a Qureshi Arab who settled in Pakka Sidhar in Sahiwal District. His descendants intermarried with the Jat tribes of the neighbourhood, and as such became Jat. Found in Sahiwal, Khanewal, Layyah and Bhakkar districts.

Heer or Hayer

The Hayer generally pronounced as Heer (and spelled Hayre), are one of three original or Asl clans of the Jat, the other two being Bhullar and Maan. They are among the Punjabi-speaking Jat clans of central Punjab, and also among the Saraiki-speaking tribes.

Heer,Hir, Heir, Her, Hayer, Haer is gotra of Jats found in Punjab (India), Haryana and Pakistan. They originated from Heer Syala place.The Jat Gotra ‘Heer’ and ‘Her’ are the same. ‘Her’ is originated from ‘Heers’.

Hundal

The Hundal claim descent from the Suryavanshi Rajputs. They were found mainly in Amritsar and Gurdaspur districts. Hundal villages in Gurdaspur were in Shakargarh Tehsil, which is now in the Narowal District. The Amritsar Hundals are now founded mainly in Faisalabad District.

Hunjan

The Hunjan Jats claim Georgian origin.

Jai

A Saraiki-speaking Jat clan, found mainly in Multan and Khanewal districts.

Jajja
They are descendants of King Jajja of Kashmir 748-751 A.D.[15] They are prominent in the Jutt family. There are twelve villages of the Jajja family in District Sialkot. Most of them are on the western side of Qila Suba Singh, now called Qila Kalarwala-Pasrur Road, and to the eastern side of BRB Canal. They are Jats. No other Jat clan or other landlord family is found in any of these villages except the Jajjas. Landowners are only Jajjas. Villages are Khan Jajja, Mohrikey Jajja, Ooncha Jajja, Ghanokey Jajja, Hussa Jajja, Lodhikey Jajja, Jeowali Jajja and some villages in Bahawalpur tehsil Yazman Chak 62DB, 68DB, 63DB, 89DB, etc.

Jakhar

Some Jakhar claim descent from the Bhatti Rajputs, others from the Chauhan Rajputs. They are a Saraiki-speaking Jat clan, found in Layyah, Muzaffargarh, Bhakkar, Multan and Khanewal districts.

Jandral

The Jandral claim Rajput ancestry. They are found in Jhelum and Chakwal districts.

Jandran

The Jandran claim that they are converted to Islam from Sikhism. Some claim to be Jat and some claim to be Mughal. The tribe is found mainly in Jhang, Khanewal, Vehari, Lahore, Lodhran and Faisalabad districts of Punjab. The main villages of the tribe are Jandran in Sargodha District, and Jandran Khurd and Jandran Kallan in Okara District.

Jhammat

The Jhammat claim descent from the Parmar Rajputs. They are found in Sargodha, Jhelum, Khushab, Bhakkar and Layyah districts.

Jhawari

The Jhawari claim descent from the Khokhar Rajputs. They are found in Sargodha, Mandi Bahauddin and Khushab districts.

Jhujh

The Jhujh claim descent from the Chauhan Rajputs. They are found in Mandi Bahauddin, Okara, Sahiwal and Sargodha districts. Mong (Mandi Bahaudin), Pipli Bakka Jhujh (Sargodha), Jhujh Khurd and Jhujh Kalan (Okara) are the main villages of this clan. They are classified as an agricultural Mohammadan Jat clan,[16] and found in Montgomery (Sahiwal)and Shahpur districts.

Johal

The Muslim Johal were found mainly in Amritsar, Ludhiana and Jalandhar. Some had also settled in Faisalabad in the 19th century. They are now found in Faisalabad, Sahiwal and Toba Tak Singh districts.

Juta

The Jat are a small clan, found mainly in Shorkot Tehsil, and neighbouring Toba Tek Singh District.

Kadher

The Kadher are found mainly in District Mandi Bahauddin and in Nanakana Sahib. In Mandi Bahauddin there is a union council by the name of Kadher (UC:22 Kadhar). In district Nankana Sahib there is only one village where the Kadher live (Burj Bibi). The word Kadher is also sometimes written as Kadhar.

Kahlon

The Kahlon are found mainly in Sialkot, Gurdaspur and Amritsar Districts. They are now scattered throughout central Punjab.

Kallu/ Kallah

The Kallu / Kallah are found mainly in Sargodha and Khushab district. A few were also found in Amritsar and Jalandhar prior to partition.

Kalhora

Kalhora or Sarai, originally a Jat tribe, also known as Doddi Lati, which gave a dynasty to Sind and is still represented in Dera Ghazi Khan. Its ancestors were darweshes who followed the tenets of the Sayyid Muhammad, the Junpuri, a noted teacher, and one of them, Harmus, espoused a daughter of the Abara Jats of Sind, receiving a grant of land as her dower. His son or grandson. Shaikh Nasir, and his son Shaikh Din Muhammad established their temporal and spiritual authority over the Abara territory in Upper Sind. His brother Yar Muhammad threw off all allegiance to the Mughals, seized the Siwistan sarkar of Thatha, the Siwi mahali of Bakhar in the Multan Province, and Dihar, and wrested the title of Khudayar from the Mughal authorities. His descendant Nur Muhammad drove the Daudpotras out of the zamindari of Lakkhi, in the Bakhar mahal. In 1736-37 the Lati Khan, Khudayar received the province of Thatha, together with the southern part of the Bakhar sarkar, but two or three years later he was stripped of two-thirds of his territory by Nadir Shah. After Nadir Shahs death however the Khudayar assumed authority over all Sind, under the nominal suzerainty of the Durranis, but their rule was short-lived. Nur Muhammad Kalhora was succeeded on his death in 1762 by his son Muhammad Murad, but he only ruled for five years and was deposed by the Talpur Baloch, who set up his brother Mian Ghulam Shah (1757-58). An attempt by his brother Attar Khan to regain Sind, under the authority of a Durrani grant, failed, Ghulam Shah died in 1771, while superintending the erection of the fortress of Haidarabad in Sindh, after a stormy reign of 15 years. He had in 1758 allowed the East India Company to establish a factory in Sindh, but Sarfarz Khan, his son and successor, cancelled the permit in 1775. A year previously he had caused Bahram Khan, head of the Talpurs, and one of his sons to be assassinated, and this led his dethronement, in or about 1786.[17]

Kalyal

The Kalyal claim descent from the Chandravanshi Rajputs. They are found mainly in Jhelum, Chakwal and Rawalpindi districts, and are the second largest Jat clan in the region, after the Gondal. Like other Jat clans of the Pothohar region, many claim to be Rajput.

Kalyar

The Kalyar claim descent from the Bhatti Rajputs. They are the principal tribe of the Kirana Bar. They are found in Sargodha, Jhang, Multan, Muzaffargarh and Faisalabad districts.

Kang

The Kang are one of the larger Jat clans. They claim descent from Jogah, who was also an ancestor of the Sohal and Natt Jats. They are found in Lahore, Shaikhupura, Sialkot, Gujrat, Sargodha, Narowal, Faisalabad and Sahiwal districts. Prior to partition, many Muslim Kang were also found in Amritsar, Firozpur, Jalandhar and Ludhiana districts.

Kanyal

The Kanyal are another Jat clan from the Pothohar region. They claim descent from the Minhas Rajputs. They are found mainly in Jhelum, Gujrat and Rawalpindi districts.

Kathia

Originating from Parmara Rajputs, the Kathia are a unique Jat tribe. They are

found in Pakistan’s districts of Jhelum, Sahiwal, and Mandi Bahauddin. They have been present in these regions of Punjab since the time of Alexander the Great. They represent a small portion of the total Jat population.

Khaira

The Khaira claim descent from the Suryavanshi Rajputs. They are found throughout central Punjab, and prior to partition, were also found in Amritsar, Jalandhar and Ludhiana districts. They are now found in Faisalabad, Sargodha, Khanewal, Lahore, Sialkot, Kasur and Gujranwala districts.

Khar

The Khar claim descent from the Kharal Rajputs. They are found in Muzaffargarh, Layyah and Bhakkar districts.

Khatarmal
The Khatarmal claim descent from the famous Gakhar tribe. Their ancestor married into the Jat community, and they now considered Jat. They can be found in Jhelum and Gujrat districts.

Khatri

The Khatri are a Mulla Jat clan, who were found in Sonepat and Rohtak. They are now found in Okara and Sahiwal districts. The Khatri Jat have no connection with the famous Khatri tribe of Punjab.

Khingar

The Khinger claim descent from the Suryavanshi Rajputs. They are found in Attock, Rawalpindi and Jhelum districts. Like other clans of the Pothohar region, they have a dual identity, some claiming to be Jat, and some to be Rajput.

Khoti

The Khoti claim Rajput ancestry. They are found in Jhelum and Chakwal districts.

Kianth

The Kianth are a small Jat clan who claim Rajput ancestry from Rajasthan. They are found in Faisalabad District, Rahim Yar Khan District and Kashmir. The Kianth Jat have no connection with the Kainth caste of India.

Kohja

The Kohja claim descent from a Turkish nobleman. They were found in Jalandhar District until partition. They are now found in Jhang District.

Korotaneh

The Korotaneh are clans of jutt ancestry from indoaryan origin .They are living in Sialkot district of Pakistan .They are also found in the area of Indian Punjab.

Lak

The Lak claim ancestry from the Parmar Rajputs. They are found in Sargodha, Khushab, Mandi Bahuaddin and Jhang districts.

Lalli
Lalli is an important Jat clan name and belongs to the White Huns group of the Jats who invaded India in the 6th century. According to the ancient records, one Lalli used to be the governor of the Afghanistan area in the 7th century.

Langrial

The Langrial have a number of traditions. Some claim Rajput ancestry, others claim to be Qureshi Arabs. They are one of the most widespread of the Jat clans, found in Gujrat, Jhelum, Rawalpindi, Multan, Faisalabad, Vehari, Khanewal and Lodhran districts.

Ladhar

The Ladhar claim are orignal jat . They are found in Sialkot,Faisalabad and Narowal districts.

Lodhra

Lodhra is an old Jat clan that lives mostly in south and north Punjab. They live in Lodhran District, Multan District, Gujranwala District and Bahawalpur District.

Lodike

The Lodike are a clan of the Kharal Rajputs. They are found in Gujranwala District, where they occupy 82 villages.

Lohanch

The Lohanch are a small Jat clan, found only in Muzaffargarh District.

Lurka

The Lurka are a small Jat clan found in the Sandal Bar region. They are now confined to Faisalabad District.

Maan

The Maan are one of the original Jat clans, together with the Bhullar and Heer/Hayer being known as the Asl or original Jats. They are found throughout central Punjab. Prior to partition, they were also found in Amritsar, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Ludhiana, Firuzpur and Patiala districts. They are now found in Faisalabad, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Lahore, Kasur, Okara, Sahiwal and Sargodha districts. The Maan were also found among the Mulla Jat of Karnal District.

Mahil

The Mahil claim Chandravanshi Rajput ancestry. Muslim Mahil were found in Gurdaspur, Jalandhar, Firuzpur, Hoshiarpur and Patiala. They are now found in Okara, Khanewal, Sahiwal and Faisalabad districts.

Mahra

The Mahra claim descent from a Mughal nobleman. They are a Saraiki-speaking Jat clan found mainly in Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Muzaffargarh and Layyah districts.

Maitla

The Maitla claim Rajput ancestry. They are found in Jhang, Sargodha, Multan, Bahawalpur, Muzafarghar, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Okara and Sahiwal districts.

Majoka
This clan is found at the banks of river Jehlum in the Sargodha District. The ancestry of Majoka clan is not fully clear yet. Majokas claim ancestry from Muslim invaders of India in the seventh century. However, other opinions include a Rajput or Chadhar descent.

Makwal

The Makwal claim Qureshi Arab ancestry. They are found mainly in Dera Ghazi Khan and Muzaffargarh districts.

Mallana

The Mallana are a Jat tribe found throughout Punjab. They claim descent from a Mughal nobleman.

Malhi

The Malhi claim descent from the Suryavanshi Rajputs. They are found mainly in Sialkot District.

Malik

The Malik are a Mulla Jat clan, and are also known as the Ghatwala. They were found in Sonepat and Rohtak in Haryana. Now they are found mainly in Okara, Sahiwal and Vehari districts.

Mamyal

The Mamyal claim Bhatti Rajput ancestry. They are found only in Rawalpindi District, principally in the village of Mamyal in Kahuta Tehsil.

Manda

The Manda are found mainly in Sialkot District.

Mangat

The Mangat claim Rajput ancestry. They are found in Mandi Bahauddin and Gujrat districts. Muslim Mangat were also found in Ambala and Ludhiana districts. They too have settled in Mandi Bahauddin.

Manj
The Manj claim Rajput ancestry. They are found in Mandi Bahauddin and Gujrat districts. Muslim Manj were also found in Ambala and Ludhiana districts. They too have settled in Punjab,Pakistan.

Marath

The Marath claim Rajput ancestry. They are found in Sargodha and Gujranwala districts.

Minhas

Minhas:– Mainly found in Middle/North Punjab.The Minhas claim descent from the Suryavanshi

Marhal

The Marhal are a Mulla Jat clan. They were found in Samana and Karnal in Haryana, and from this clan came the family of the Nawabs of Karnal. Many have now settled in Hyderabad in Sindh, while others are found in Multan.

Marral

The Marral claim Chauhan Rajput ancestry. They are a Saraiki-speaking Jat clan, and are found in Jhang, Bahawalpur, Multan and Sahiwal districts.

Marrar

Marrar is a Jatt tribe of Pakistan, India. According to the book Glossary of tribes Castes of Punjab and NW Province Marrars were Sombansi Rajputs. The Marrars in Gujrat say they came into the Punjab from Samana, India in the service of Moghul King Akbar who settled them in the Gujrat district of Punjab.

Mathyal

The Mathyal (sometimes pronounced Matial or Matyal) are Rajput ancestry. They are found mainly in Rawalpindi and Jhelum districts.

Mekan

The Mekan claim Parmar Rajput ancestry. They are found in Sargodha, Jhang, Jhelum and Chakwal districts.

Nanda

Nanda Jats are said to be of Georgian, Tatar, Kazakh and Chechen origin. They are mostly found in Sialkot, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Okara, Islamabad, etc.

Nagra
The Nagra are connected with the Cheema clan, and claim Chauhan Rajput ancestry. They are found in Lahore, Gujranwala and Sialkot districts.

Nagyal

The Nagyal claim Minhas Rajput ancestry. They are found in Jhelum, Chakwal, Gujrat and Rawalpindi districts.

Naich

The Naich claim Rajput ancestry. They found in Bahawalpur, Sadiqabad, Kabirwala, Rahim Yar Khan, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Bhakkar and Khushab districts of Punjab. The Naich are a Saraiki-speaking Jat clan.

Nain

The Nain are a Mulla Jat clan. They were found in Patiala, Bhatinda and Hissar. Like other Mulla Jats, they moved to Pakistan after partition. They are now found mainly in Multan, Sahiwal and Okara districts.

Narwa/Narma

Narwa/Narma are a Jatt/Rajput Clan in Gujrat Kashmir Rawalpindi and Narowal. According to tradition they are descended from a Raja Karan whos other son found the Thathal Clan.

Naswana or Nissowana

The Naswana (also pronounced Nissowana) claim Bhatti Rajput ancestry. They are found mainly in Chiniot, Jhang, Sargodha and Faisalabad districts.

Nathyal

Nathyals are descendents of Janjua Rajputs* (H.A. Rose 1919).

They are found in the potohar region of Pakistan in the districts of Jhelum, Chakwal, Rawalpindi and Gujrat. There are also found in the districts of Bhimber, Mirpur and Jammu.

Natt

The Natt claim Chandravanshi Rajputs ancestry. They are found in Gujranwala and Sialkot districts.

Naul

The Naul claim Rajput ancestry. They are found in Kasur, Sahiwal, Okara, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib and Jhang districts.

Nonari

The Nonari claim descent from the Meer/Barber Rajputs. They are found in Layyah, Bhakkar, Muzaffargarh, Multan, Sahiwal, Faisalabad and Rahim Yar Khan districts.

Noon

The Noon claim to be a clan of Bhatti Rajputs. Some consider themselves Jat, while others claim to be Rajput. The Noon of Bhakkar and Layyah generally claim to be Jat, while those of Sargodha and Multan claim to be Rajput.

Padda

The Padda claim descent from the Rajputs. They are found in Sialkot and Narowal districts.

Pannun

The Pannun claim Suryavanshi Rajput ancestry. They are found mainly in Lahore, Kasur, Gujranwala and Sialkot districts. Prior to partition, they were also found in Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Firozpur.

Pansota

The Pansota have settled in Faisalabad, Jhang and Toba Tek Singh districts. Most of them migrated from Indian city of Hoshiarpur.

Parhar

The Parhar are a Saraiki-speaking Jat clan, found throughout southern Punjab, with a few villages in Sargodha District. They are Parihar Rajputs by origin.

Phogat

The Phogat were another Mulla Jat clan. Muslim Phogat were found in Sonepat and Rohtak. They are now found mainly in Okara, Vehari and Kasur districts.

Punyal

The Punyal are a Jat clan found mainly in Dadayal district of Mirpur Azad Kashmir. They are also found in Gujar Khan area.

Randhawa

The Randhawa claim Jadaun Rajput ancestry. The Randhawa are one of the larger Jat tribes, mainly warriors, Martial Race among Jatt, found in Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Sheikhupura, Lahore and Kasur districts. Prior to partition, Muslim Randhawa were also present in Amritsar, Firuzpur, Gurdaspur [{(Dharam Kot Randhawa)}], Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar and Patiala districts. There are several villages of Randhawa in Mirpurkhas, Badin, Nawab Shah and Sangarh districts in Sindh.

Ranjha
The Ranjha claim descent from the Bhatti Rajputs. They are found in Mandi Bahauddin, Gujrat, Jhelum and Sargodha districts. The tribe is famous for producing Deedo Ranjha, the main character in the legend of Heer Ranjha.

Ranyal

The Ranyals are predominantly found in the Jhelum region, extending north to Mirpur. Like many clans from the Potohar area, some Ranyals/Arnyals claim to be of Rajput Janjua descent.

Sagla

The Sagla claims Panwar Rajput ancestrry. They are found in Sahiwal District.

Sahi

In Pakistani Punjab the Sahi are mainly found in Sialkot district, especially in the Daska tehsil of Sialkot. Some of the Sahi Jatts are located in Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sahiwal and Jhelum.

Sahotra

The Sahotra are found both among the Punjabi-speaking Jats of central Punjab and the Saraiki-speaking clans. They are found in Faisalabad, Multan and Dera Ghazi Khan districts.

Samore

The Samore claim Chandravanshi Rajput ancestry. The Muslim Samore were found in jhang, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Jalandhar and Firozpur districts. They are now found in Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Multan,Jhang and Faisalabad districts.They are warrior men,They live in tribes,They are also known as Maher,They kept horses.

Samtia

The Samtia claim Rajput ancestry. They are a Saraiki-speaking Jat tribe found in Bhakkar, Layyah and Muzaffargarh districts.

Sandhal

The Sandal are small Saraiki-speaking Jat clan in Mailsi in Vehari District.

Sandhila

The Sandhila claim Rajput ancestry. They are a Saraiki-speaking Jat tribe found in Layyah, Bhakkar, Multan, Lodhran, Dera Ghazi Khan and Khanewal districts.

Sandhu

The Sandhu are the second largest Muslim Jat clan. They are found throughout central Punjab in many villages. They have played a significant role in the social and political spectrum of Pakistan. Many renowned Sandhu families lives in Lahore District (also known as Majha). They also have a considerable presence in Sheikhupura District, Sialkot District, Gujranwala District, Gujrat District and Faisalabad District (although the Pakistani Sandhu Jatts are the descendants of Sandhus who migrated from Punjab and Haryana).

Sangha

The Sangha are Jats from an Indo-Scythian background. Most of the Sangha Jats live in and around Moga, Jalandhar, Ferozepur, Kapurthala, Sialkot, Muridke, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Multan and Kharian.

Sarai

The Sarai claim Bhatti Rajput ancestry. They are found throughout central Punjab, mainly in Lahore, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sargodha, Shaikhupura and Faisalabad districts.

Saroya

The Saroya are found in Gujranwala, Lahore and Faisalabad.

Sial

The Sial tribe are a branch of Jatt originating predominantly from the Jhang District of northern Punjab, Pakistan. The Sials are predominantly Muslims; there are also Christian, Sikh, Hindu Sials.

Sidhu

The Sidhu are the largest Muslim Jat clan in the Punjab. According to the 1911 Census of India, one-third of the Sidhu were Muslim and rest were Sikh. They were found throughout central Punjab, stretching from Sargodha and Gujrat in the west to Karnal in the east. Lahore was and remains a stronghold of the tribe. In addition to Lahore, they are found in Kasur, Okara, Vehari, Sahiwal, Faisalabad, Jhang, Sargodha, Gujrat, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Mandi Bahauddin and Narowal district. They are also found in Sanghar District of Sindh. The Sidhu claim a common origin with the Bhatti Rajput.

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Sipra

The Sipra are a clan of Gill Jats. They are found in Jhang, Chiniot, Sargodha and Faisalabad districts.

Sohal

The Sohal claim Bhatti Rajput ancestry. They were found in Sialkot, Gujranwala, Lahore, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Firuzpur and Jallandhar districts. Like other Muslim Jats from east Punjab, they migrated to Pakistan after partition. In addition to Gujranwala, Sialkot and Lahore, they are also found in Faisalabad and Sahiwal districts.

Soomra

The Soomra are a large Jat tribe of possible Arab ancestry. They are found throughout southern Punjab, with concentrations in Layyah and Rajanpur district. They are sometimes confused with the Samra of central Punjab; the two are in fact entirely distinct tribes. In Sindh, the Soomra or Soomro are the largest Sindhi tribe, found throughout the province.

Takhar

The Takhar claim Rajput ancestry. They are found in Sialkot, Narowal and Gujrat districts.

Talokar/Thalokar
The Talokar/Thalokar are a clan of Jat who claim to be the brothers of Sial and Tiwana (Tila.Sila and Taloka). That tribe accepted Islam on the hand of Baba Farid Shukar Gunj, who came from India and first settled near Bhera, village known as Kalara and Kurrar Talokar. Later they came west and settled permanently on the east side of the Indus River, known as Bakharra (Kacha) and Ding/Khola (Thal), now in Mianwali.

Tatlah

The Tatlah claim Hajuah Rajput ancestry. They are found in Sialkot, Narowal and Gujrat districts.

Tatri

The Tatri claim Rajput ancestry. They are found in Mandi Bahauddin and Sargodha districts.

Thaheem

The Thaheem tribe is descended from an Arab tribe, the Banu Tameem. They migrated to present day Pakistan along with Muhammad Bin Qasim. A majority speak the Seraiki language. The Bafan community of Gujarat claim descent from the Thaheem tribe. Currently majority of thaheem belong to South Punjab (Pakistan) & Sindh Province. In Punjab, Their Major areas are Khanpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Multan, Sargodha, Jhang, Muzaffargarh, (Baghi Wala) Kamalia.

Thathal

Thathal/Thothal is a Jatt/Rajput clan. The Thathals claim Suryavanshi Rajput ancestry from a Raja Karan. According to tradition they are descended from a Raja Karan, whose other son founded the Narwa/Narma tribe. They are found in Jhelum, Gujrat, Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Narowal, Azad Kashmir and Mirpur districts.

Tiwana

The Tiwana tribe, like many in Punjab, have both Rajput and Jat identity. The Khushab branch of the Tiwana claim to be Parmar Rajputs. Prior to partition, there were a fair number of Muslim Tiwanas in Patiala District. Most of these Tiwanas claim to be Jat. The Patiala Tiwanas migrated to Pakistan after partition. They are now found mainly in Sargodha district.

Toor

The Toor Jat claim Tomar Rajput ancestry. In fact, Toor is a shortened form of Tomar. Most of the Toor Jats were found in Amritsar and Jalandhar. They are now found mainly in Lahore, Gujranwala and Faisalbad.

Tulla

The Tulla claim Rajput ancestry. They are found in Gujrat, Jhelum and Mandi Bahauddin districts.

Uppal

The Uppal claim Rajput ancestry. They are found mainly in Lahore, Gujranwala and Faisalabad districts.

Uttera

The Uttera claim Bhatti Rajput ancestry. They are found in Multan, Lodhran and Rahim Yar Khan districts.

Utra

The utra claim Jats ancestry. They are found in Mainwali, khanewal, Bahaker, Khushab, Lodhran,and D.G.khan districts.

Ves

Ves Jats are said to be of Turkish origin.

Virk

In Punjab (Pakistan), a majority of Virks live in the Sheikhupura district and some are scattered in Sialkot District. There is a small village in Sialkot known as Virk, inhabited by Virk Jats. Virks still control the city of Sheikhupura (the ancient Virkgarh), both politically and economically. In India, Virks are mainly concentrated in the Karnal district of Haryana. Prominent Virk families are concentrated in villages around Tehsil Assandh, District Karnal, and a few are temporarily living in Patiala District.

Wahiniwal

The Wahiniwal claim Bhatti Rajput ancestry. They are found in Sahiwal and Faisalabad districts.

Waiha

The Waiha claim Bhatti Rajput ancestry. They are found in Bahawalpur.

Wahla

The Wahla claim descent from the Suryavanshi Rajputs. They are found in Sialkot and Narowal districts. The literal meaning of Wahla is said to be “one excellent warrior”. They were said to be the ancient rulers per various ancient traditions, accounts and modern researchers. From the perspective of the Subcontinent, they date back to an ancient independent and powerful state that existed around the 1st century AD. Wahla was the name of the king of that state, from whom all the Wahlas in the world have descended.

Waraich
The Waraich are said to be of Chauhan Rajput ancestry. They are found in Gujrat, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Lahore, Sargodha and Faisalabad districts. Prior to partition, they were also found in Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Jalandhar districts.

Waseer
One of the ancient Jatt tribes, found both in India and Pakistan. The Waseers claim descent from the Parmar Rajputs. They accepted Islam before Hazrat Deewan Shah Chaawali Mashaaikh. They are found mainly in Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Okara, Vehari, Ghotki (Sindh) and Toba Tek Singh districts.

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