|Jat Clan: Samtia|
|Distribution||Punjab (Pakistan) and Sindh|
|Languages||Punjabi, Sindhi and Seraiki|
|Surnames:||Samtia or Samtio|
They claim Rajput extraction and tell the following story of their origin; Ram Chandar and Gonda adopted Islam under Sultan Alauddin Khilji of Delhi. They then assumed the names of Muharam and Variam respectively.The former was appointed Kardar or governor of Sindh and with his brother came to that country, where he married the daughter of the old governor. But the population rose against the new governor, and the two brothers fled with their kinsmen. The settled in the Sindh Sagar Doab, near the city of Layyah. They overcame the Gashkori Baloch and Bahalim Shaikhs, who occupied the country. They were in turn dispossed by Seharr Jats, who drove them from the western parts of Layyah and Bhakkar districts. The Samtia and Seharr are still biter rivals.
They are also believed to be closely linked with the Bhukar clan of Jats. There are also some other tribes in other areas of Pakistan which are believed to be the ancestors of the main Samtia caste. In Sindh, where a few Samtia are still found, the name of the tribe is pronounced as Samtio.
The main villages in the East side of Layyah District are ; Grid Station, Mian Bahadur Morre, Chak number 138, Bhaggal, Heera, Tell-Indus Kanal, and small city called Chouk Azam, (Chouk Azam is business city on Multan - Mianwali main Road)and Rafiqabad. (These villages are on the way if you drive from Layyah to Jhang District, also Layyah 's Tehsil Chobara is in the way after Rafiqabad) Layyah to Chobara way is 79 km. (afterward Chouk Azam area is full of desert, forest and snakes.
The main villages in the East - North side of Layyah District are ; Alishan Housing Society, Warraich Village, Head Samandari, 220 Chak and 270 Chak Thal ka Dil, (220 & 270 chak are full of poor Christian families, and it has a very old Catholic Church in 270 Chak) and last village is Ada Qaziabad (from there road end into Multan - Mianwali main Road) Layyah to Qaziabad way is 34 km.
The main villages in the North side of Layyah District (starting from Layyah Sugar Mill onward) Basti Eliani, Kasaiwala, Hafiza Bad, Latifabad, Dorrata, Kazmi Chouk, Kaneywali Puli, Dhhal, Bhatti Nagar and Karor, (than road end in Karor the Tehsil of Layyah District and continue to Bhakkar via Bheil Ada, Layyah to Karor way is 28 km.
The main village on Norther west road side are ; Kotla Haji Shah, Noshera, Shah Pur, Bangla Nasir Khan, Basti Rajanpur, Rajanpur Darbar, Basti Shahdu Khan, than this road turn into Karor city. From this side Layyah to Karor way is 41 km.
The main village on South side are ; Jamanshah, Hafizabad, Kharral Azeem, Kot Sultan, and Pahar Pur, than its start border with Muzaffarghar, and first village on the other side is Daira Din Pinah, Tunsa Morr and Kott Addu the Tehsil of Muzaffarghar. Layyah to til Kot Addu way is 58 km.
The Main village on South East side ; Layyah Bypass road, Pir Jaggi Ludhana, and this road end in Turrco Ada (from there road end into Multan - Mianwali main Road, going to east is Chouk Azam, and west is Chouk Munda the part of Muzaffarghar municipality) Layyah to til Tarrco Ada way is 55 km full of forest and desert.