Shetty Family History
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Shetty Name Meaning
Indian (Karnataka): Hindu and Jain name found among the people of the Bunt or Nadava community in coastal Karnataka; it derives from Sanskrit šre?s?thi, which refers to the head of a mercantile or other guild. Unlike bearers of the cognate names Seth and Setty, however, the Bunts are not a mercantile community; they are a land-owning and farming class in South Kanara, a coastal district of Karnataka. This name is also found among the Jains of this region.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Setty, Shenoy, Sheehy, Petty, Chitty, Sheth, Shott, Rhett, Getty