The Kayastha Community in India is spread thin into various states. The easiest identification is the last (surname) name. However, over the period, many new names have evolved. We attempt, here, to provide an exhaustive list of surnames etc. being used by Kayasthas in various states (we’d like to put on record that the list appearing hereunder may have some missing family names. We will appreciate if the same is brought to the notice of this web-site so as to make the information appearing herein concurrent and correct.)
NORTH INDIA (UP,Delhi)
Srivastava, Mathur, Saxena, Bhatnagar, Nigam, Asthana, Kulshreshtha, Gaur, Ambastha, Karna, Suradhwaja, Balmiki. (Last two are rarely found)
Sen, Kar, Das, Palit, Saha, Dutt/Dutta, Bose, Ghosh, Pal, Dey. Ray, Sarkar, Chudhry, Nag, Som, Mullick, Majumdar, Munshi, Roy, Chandra, Guha, Vaidya, Nandy, Nandan, Sinha, Rakshit, Ankur, Nath, Biswas, Dhar, Bhadra, Sarbhan, Varman, Bhava, Mitra, Gupta, Kundu, Bhadradhar, Vishwasu, Dev, Adhikari, Patwari.
Patnaik, Kanungo, Das, Bihiyar, Mohanti, Naidu, Pataskar.
Barva, Chakravarty, Baid, Mahanti.
Srivastava(also Khare), Saxena, Gaur, Asthana, Khare.
Chandraseni Kayastha Prabhu, Mehta, Vallabhji, Balmiki, Surajdhwaj, Vallabhi.
Mudaliar, Naidu, Pillai, Reddy, Bal, Karnik, Raman, Rao, Menon, Nair, Nayyar, Raju.
Alim, Fazil, Qamil, Advani.
Some ALS commonly used by Saxena –
Johry, Hajela, Adholia, Raizada, Kodesia, Kanungo, Bartariya, Bisaria, Pradhan, Kamthania, Darbari, Rawat, Saharia, Dalela, Sonreksha, Kamojia, Agochia, Sinha, Moria, Johri
ALS commonly used by Mathurs are –
Saharia, Kataria, Kakrania, Dewariya, Dilwariya, Tawakaley, Rajauria, Nag, Galgotia, Sarwaria, Andley(Endlay), Ranoria.
Bhatnagar’s main ALS are –
Dasania, Bhatania, Kuchania, Gujaria, Bahliwal, Mahiwal, Sambhalwed, Barsania, Kanmaujia, etc (Total ALS are 84).
Nigams have the following prominent ALS –
Kanungo, Akbarpur, Akbarabadi, Kanungo ghatampuri, Chaudhry, Phaphund, Kanungo badha, Kanungo jaipur, Munshi ghatampuri, etc.
Shrivastavas common ALS are –
Verma, Sinha, Aghori, Paday, Pandia, Raizada, Kanungo, Jagdhari, Pradhan, Beohar, Raja Surajpura, Tandwa, Vaidya, Barwaria, Choudhary, Raja Sandeela, Deogaon. It may be seen that some ALS are been usaed b more than sub-sects of Kayasthas- Verma, Sinha, Kanungo, Raizada, Choudhary. Now a days Sinhas or Vermas are found in other castes also.
Srivastava, Ambashtha, Karna, Mathur, Bhatnagar. Other surnames/ALS used are – Sinha, Pandeya, Pandia, Kanth, Das, Sahay, Samaiyar Gayasen, Verma etc.
Govil, Lahiri, Hajela, Raizada, Vidyarthi, Choudhary, Johari, Rawat, Bisaria, Sinha, Nagpal, Gotriy Kayastha, Kashyap, Bakshi, Dutta.
Gaur, Mathur, Pacholi, Srivastava Guttu, Nandan, Sarbhan, Phuttu, Mavekadanvas, Sambhare, Bhatnagar, Shastri, Prasad.
Tamil Canara, Kayastha, Naydu, Pilley, Menon.
Telugu Kayasha, Naidu
(Note: In Hyderabad, Kayasthas are in abundance and they are Mathurs, Srivastava, Nigams, Saxenas, etc as in North India. They are all Urdu speaking)
Chandra Seniya Kayastha Prabhu(CKP) surnames used are – Thackeray, Pathare, Pathekar, Karkhanis, Pharnis, Polanis, Vanis, Hazirnarsis, Mokasi, Chitnavis, Kotnis, Chitre, Gupte, Mathrey, Deshpande, Karore, Donde, Tamhane, Dighe, Sule, Raje, Sangle, Mohite, Tungare, Kulkarni, Shreedh, Pradhan, Jaywant, Wamanraje, Pharnase, Apte, Khyadya, Gadkari, Trivakraje, Adhikari, Samarth, Dalvi, Deshmukh, Chowil, Nadkar, Dawalkar, Sowankar, Kulawkar, Otarkar, Kharulkar, Kivalkar, Medhekar, Khadelkar, etc.