How Aryans started using surname ?
The term ārya is often found in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain texts. In the Indian spiritual context it can be applied to Rishis or to someone who has mastered the four noble truths and entered upon the spiritual path. The religions of India are sometimes called collectively ārya dharma, a term that includes the religions that originated in India (e.g. Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma), Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism).
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In Northern India, most of the people have their family name after the given names, whereas in Southern India, the given names come after the family name.
Patronymics and ancestry, where the father\'s name or an ancestor\'s given name is used in its original form or in a derived form (e.g. Aggarwal or Agrawal or Agrawala derived from the ancestor Agrasen).
In Eastern India like Odisha (formerly Orissa), West Bengal Occupation of ancestors were as per their Surnames (as per Hindu Community) like Sethi, Behera, Mallick, Das, Dash, Mohanty, Subudhi, Kar, Dhal, Nayak, Panigrahi, Pattnaik, Mishra, Sahoo, Sahu, Senapati, Prusty, Rath etc.
Occupations (Chamar, Patel or Patil meaning Village Headman, Gandhi, ...more