Safaya
Surname first submitted by: Ashwani Kaul
Kashmirpedia
Comments
Leena says Hi, My last maiden name is Safai.The fact that we settled down generations in Maharashtra. We were told that we are originally Kashmiris. The interesting fact is I found out people having the exact last name in Iran and USA.

Comment was made 7 years ago
Dr. N. K. SAFAYA says Well, this goes without any doubt that the autenticity of these sirnames amongst KP of kashmir being indigenous is far from true ,the fact stands that in IRAN many local pure Iranian families have identical family names like i found one family by SAFAYA family name not individual name also many such family names like RAINA,TOSHKHANI,JALALI,DARBARI,SALMAN,AMBARDARI, etc. and a many more and it appears either we have adopted or they have adopted our family names in the historical less known factual past,as we were ruled by Persians for quiet some time in our medieval past,So this aspect needs a closer look to make us truely believe our ancestral past

Comment was made 13 years ago

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