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Updated January 10, 2024

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Indian (Panjab) : Hindu (Khatri) and Sikh name of a clan in the Khatri community, whose ancestor is said to have been called Kapoor Chand. The derivation is from a personal name meaning ‘camphor’ (Sanskrit karpūra). In Sanskrit literature, it is quite common as a personal name, and there is also a feminine form, karpūrikā. Many compound names are also found with karpūa as the first element: masculine names such as Karpuravarsha, Karpurasena, as well as feminine names such as Karpuratilaka and Karpuramanjari.

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