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Ahluwalia Name Meaning

Indian (Panjab): Sikh name derived from a place name Ahlu + -walia, a Panjabi adjectival suffix. According to Ibbetson (1916), Ahlu is the name of a village near Lahore which was founded by Sada Singh Kalal, a man of the Kalal community. The hereditary occupation of the Kalals was the manufacture of liquors (Sanskrit kalyapala ‘distiller of spirituous liquors’), but when that trade was subjected to government regulation in the 19th century, they mostly took to commerce. The title Ahluwalia ‘one from Ahlu’ was first taken by Sada Singh’s descendant, Jassa Singh, who is said to have been the most powerful and influential chief that the Sikhs ever had till the rise of Ranjit Singh. The Ahluwalias ruled in Kapurthala, a district in the Panjab which was once a small princely state. The family name Ahluwalia is now found not only among the descendants of Jassa Singh but also among many others who adopted it later.

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


Similar surnames: Halla, Walia, Wali, Atwal, Aldama, Lala, Aguila, Ahumada, Hautala

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Between 1976 and 2004, in the United States, Ahluwalia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ahluwalia in 1976 was 44, and 65 in 2004.

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