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Nanda (also Nandha) is a surname of Punjab origin. Nanda is a Lohar, Khatri, Jatt, Ramgarhia, Gujjar, Kamboj and Rajput surname. All the clans of Jat, Rajput, Tarkhan (Punjab), Lohar, Gujjar, Khatri and Kamboj tribes have close Genetic as well as Ancestral relation with each other.

Jat Clan, Rajput Clan, Khatri Clan, Gujjar Clan, Kamboj Clan, Lohar Clan, Tarkhan Clan: Nanda
Distribution Punjab (Pakistan), Punjab (India), Rajasthan, Haryana, North-West Frontier Province, Balochistan, etc.
Descended from: Indo-Scythians(Some people and scholars claimed Chechen, Georgian, Abkhaz, Turkic, Ingush, Ossetian, Kazakh, Tajik, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Turkmen, Greek, Slavic, Baltic, Azeri, Abazin, Albanian, Armenian Persian, Tatar origin)
Branches: Singha, Sarao, Ves Jats, Jassal
Religion Islam, Sikhism, Hinduism
Languages Punjabi, Haryanvi, Rajasthani, Urdu, Balochi, Seraiki
Surnames: Nanda, Nandhra, Nandey, Nandhrah, Nandra or Nandha



Among Khatris

Nanda clan is mostly found among Khatri people of Punjab (India) and Punjab (Pakistan). Nanda Khatris are found among Sikhs, Punjabi Hindus and Punjabi Muslims.

Among Kamboj people

  • Nanda (and Nandha) is also a Kamboj clan name found among the Sikhs and Hindus Kamboj of India [1][2][3].

Among Rajputs

Nanda is an Agnivanshi Rajput clan of Chauhan Rajputs found among Sikh Rajputs, Mair Rajputs, Muslim Rajputs and Rajputs of Rajasthan. They are found in India and Pakistan.


Nanda is a Muslim Jat and a Jatt Sikh surname found in Punjab (India) and Punjab (Pakistan). It is also a Hindu Jat Clan found in Haryana. Nanda Jats are said to be related to Maan (clan), Bhullar, Dhillon, Sohal, Johal, Sidhu (Brars), Aulakh, Kahlon, Bhangu, Hayer, Bajwa, Pandher, Randhawa, Shergill, Waraich, Cheema, Chatha, Deol, Boparai, Deo (clan) tribes of Jats

As a Gujjar surname

Many Sikh Gujjars of Chandigarh, Amritsar, Patiala have a clan called Nanda.

Among people of Tarkhan (Punjab) tribe

Some of the Tarkhan people/Ramgarhias of Mohali, Jallandhar, Amritsar, Chandigarh have Nanda as their surname.

Connection with other Ramgarhia

Earlier days: Virdi, Hunjan, Kalsi, Bhogal, Dev, Jandu, Bhambra, Bhurjee, Matharu, Rayat, Sehmi was historical connection with Nanda are also mentioned Lions of Punjab.


  1. ^ Chandigarh?, 1997, p 83, Swaran Singh, V. Bhalla, Anthropological Survey of India - Social Science.
  2. ^ Kamoj Itihaas, 1972, p 42, H. S. Thind.
  3. ^ The Kambojas Through the Ages, 2005, p 423, K. S. Dardi.


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