Indian (Parsi) Submitted Surnames

Parsi names are used by the Parsi people of India.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
BHARUCHA     Indian (Parsi)
Refers to the city of Bharuch in Gujarat, India, which is thought to be derived from the name of a figure in Hindu mythology.
BULSARA     Indian (Parsi)
Indian Parsi surname derived from the name of the city of Bulsar (today known as Valsad) in Gujarat, which served as a centre for Zoroastrian culture in the 17th century. A notable bearer was British singer and songwriter Freddie Mercury (1946-1991), who was born as Farrokh Bulsara.
CONTRACTOR     Indian (Parsi)
Parsi occupational surname for a contractor, or someone who works on the basis of a contract. As the British rule of India demanded for all Parsees to adopt a surname, many adopted English vocabulary based on their occupation (i.e. Engineer or Merchant).
ENGINEER     Indian (Parsi)
Parsi name literally meaning "engineer", referring to someone who made machines or engines. As the British rule of India demanded for all Parsees to adopt a surname, many used English vocabulary based on their occupation.
IRANI     Persian, Indian (Parsi)
Denotes an Iranian person or something from Iran, as well as the Irani Zoroastrian ethnic group in India. It is widely used among Indian Parsis.
KAPADIA     Gujarati, Hinduism, Indian (Parsi)
Indian (Gujarat, Bombay city, Rajasthan): Hindu (Bania, Vania) and Parsi name meaning ‘cloth merchant’ in Gujarati, from kapə̣d ‘cloth’ (Sanskrit karpạta) + the adjectival suffix -ya.
RANA     Indian (Parsi)
A Hindu and Parsi name meaning literally "king".
SETHNA     Indian (Parsi)
Gujarati Parsi name meaning "pertaining to the banker", derived from Hindi सेठ (seṭh) meaning "merchant, banker" (see Seth).
WADIA     Indian (Parsi)
Parsi surname possibly derived from Wadia, the name of a village in Gujarat.
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