Gandhi Family History
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Gandhi Name Meaning
Indian (Gujarat, Bombay city, Rajasthan, Panjab): Hindu (Bania, Vania, Arora, Jat), Jain, Parsi, and Sikh occupational name meaning ‘perfume seller’ in modern Indic languages, from Sanskrit gandhika, from gandha ‘perfume’. In Gujarati the word also means ‘grocer’ or ‘pharmacist’. This name occurs chiefly in Gujarat among Vanias and Parsis. It is also found among the Oswal Banias of Rajasthan and among the Aroras and the Jats of the Panjab.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Sandhu, Sani, Bandi, Mand, Mandal, Gandy, Gander, Hand, Gard, Zanghi