Nadkarni Family History
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Nadkarni Name Meaning
Indian (Goa, Karnataka): Hindu (usually Brahman) name meaning ‘district accountant’, from Kannada na?du ‘province’, ‘district’ + Sanskrit kara?na ‘writer’ or kar?ni ‘helmsman’. It used to be the title of a hereditary official, equivalent to Deshpande in other areas.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press