Indian (Parsi) Submitted Surnames

Parsi names are used by the Parsi people of India.
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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).
DARUWALA Indian (Parsi)
Means "wine maker" or "wine seller" from Hindi दारू (dārū) meaning "liquor, wine, alcohol" and the suffix -वाला (-vālā) denoting an occupation.
DARUWALLA Indian (Parsi)
Alternate transcription of DARUWALA.
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.
KAPADIA Indian (Parsi), Indian, Gujarati
Means "cloth maker" from Gujarati કાપડ (kāpaḍ) meaning "cloth, fabric".
MADRASWALA Indian (Parsi)
From Madras (presently Chennai), the name of the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
PARSI Persian, Indian (Parsi)
Derived from Persian پارسی (pârsi) literally meaning "Persian", though it also refers to the Parsi (or Parsee), a Zoroastrian community in India.
RANA Indian (Parsi)
A Hindu and Parsi name meaning literally "king".
RANA Indian (Sikh), Indian (Parsi), Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi
From the Sanskrit title राणा (rana) meaning "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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