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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Indian (northern states) : Hindu and Jain name, from modern Indo-Aryan bhəgət ‘devotee’, ‘votary’, from Sanskrit bhakta, a derivative of the verb root bhaj- ‘to serve or adore’. As a Hindu name it is found in several communities, including the Banias in several states and the Marathas in Maharashtra.

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