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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


Similar surnames: Mehra, Mehan, Matta, Seta, Huhta, Mehr, Meitz, Menta, Mehl, Petta

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Mehta Family Origin

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Mehta Family Occupations

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Mehta Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Mehta Life Expectancy

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Between 1975 and 2004, in the United States, Mehta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mehta in 1975 was 34, and 65 in 2004.

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