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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

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Gandhi Family Origin

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Gandhi Family Occupations

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Gandhi Historical Records

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Passenger List

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There are 37 military records available for the last name Gandhi. For the veterans among your Gandhi ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gandhi Life Expectancy

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Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Gandhi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Gandhi in 1967 was 81, and 64 in 2004.

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