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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Indian (northern states) : Hindu (Kayasth) name from Hindi bhə̣tnāgər, the name of a subgroup of the Kayasth community, denoting association with Bhatnagar or Bhatner, a city in Rajasthan. The place name Bhatner (‘city of Bhats’) is a compound of bhə̣t- (from Sanskrit bhạṭta ‘learned one’) + ner (from Sanskrit nagara ‘town’).

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