Ahluwalia Name Meaning

Indian (Panjab): Sikh name derived from a place name Ahlu + -walia, a Panjabi adjectival suffix. According to Ibbetson (1916), Ahlu is the name of a village near Lahore which was founded by Sada Singh Kalal, a man of the Kalal community. The hereditary occupation of the Kalals was the manufacture of liquors (Sanskrit kalyapala ‘distiller of spirituous liquors’), but when that trade was subjected to government regulation in the 19th century, they mostly took to commerce. The title Ahluwalia ‘one from Ahlu’ was first taken by Sada Singh’s descendant, Jassa Singh, who is said to have been the most powerful and influential chief that the Sikhs ever had till the rise of Ranjit Singh. The Ahluwalias ruled in Kapurthala, a district in the Panjab which was once a small princely state. The family name Ahluwalia is now found not only among the descendants of Jassa Singh but also among many others who adopted it later.

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List of People with Surname Ahluwalia

Based on our public records, there are a total of 477 people with the surname Ahluwalia. Among these people surnamed Ahluwalia, there are approximately 115 different names, with an average of 4 people who share the same name. Harpreet Ahluwalia, Mandeep Ahluwalia and Ranjit Ahluwalia are the top three most common names from the list of people surnamed Ahluwalia, with 11, 10 and 9 people respectively.

Moreover, Our data shows that California has the most people surnamed Ahluwalia, with a total of 144 people, and there are a total of 82 different names among these people. New York is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Ahluwalia, with a total of 68 people and an average of 54 different names.