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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Malayalam
Other Forms FormsUppadatil

Meaning & History

From Old Malayalam uppadam (sea), lit. "from over the Arabian sea," referring to the descendants of a group of Arab traders who settled in Kerala. Predominantly Muslim, although sizeable sections have branched away and practice Hinduism. They are claimed to be Sayyids.
Added 3/25/2021 by anonymous