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Mehta Family History

Mehta Name Meaning
Indian (Gujarat, Rajasthan, Panjab, and Bombay city): Hindu (Bania, Vania, Brahman, Khatri), Jain, Parsi, and Sikh name meaning ‘chief’ in several modern Indian languages, from Sanskrit mahita ‘praised’, ‘great’ (from mah- ‘to praise or magnify’). In Gujarati it has come to mean ‘teacher’, ‘accountant’, probably because teachers and accountants were respectfully so addressed in Gujarat. The Oswal and Porwal Banias and the Panjabi Khatris also have clans called Mehta.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

17,243 Historical Documents with Mehta on Ancestry.com
10,309 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
286 Military Records
1,948 Immigration Records
970 Census and Voter Lists
3,730 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Mehta Families

  • Number of Mehta families
     2 - 2
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mehta families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Mehta last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mehta Family Origin

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Mehta Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Mehta

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Mehta Family Occupations

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Military Service by Mehta

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