Kulkarni Family History
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Kulkarni Name Meaning
Indian (Maharashtra, Karnataka): Hindu (usually Brahman) name, from Marathi ku?lk?r?ni ‘village clerk’ (from Sanskrit kula ‘family’, ‘community’ + kara?na ‘writer’ or kar?ni ‘helmsman’). The kulkarni was a village official under the patel or village headman; he kept the accounts of the cultivators for the government and also the public records. The office of kulkarni was hereditary. As a rule, a Brahman was appointed to this office. He received some land rent free and was paid an annual salary.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Nadkarni, Kari, Kulka, Kalmar, Kula, Huotari, Kulinski, Pullara