In Hinduism the word “Gotra” could be considered as equivalent to a “clan”. It means lineage in Sanskrit. It refers to an unbroken lineage of male descendants from a common male ancestor. For Hindus,Gotra is of importance especially at times of marriages and also when conducting religious ceremonies. Generally a marriage within the same Gotra is not permitted by custom. When a person says he is “Upmanyu Kaushik” gotra, he means he traces his ancestry to the ancient sage Vishvamitra by unbroken male descendants. Surnames & gotras are different from each other in the sense that surnames may reflect traditional occupation, some important family characteristic, place of residence etc, whereas gotra reflects ancestral male lineage.

Below is list(source: kashmiri almanac-Kashmiri vijeyeshwar Panchang) of many kashmiri surnames & their gotras. Please feel free to contact the author in case of any amendments or additions.

Dattatreya – Koul, nagari ,jinsi, jalali, watal, sultan, ogra, aima, moza, daunat, tota, basih, kissu, mandhal, sangari, rafiz, balav, drabi, bamzai, sharga

Upma – Revu

Doha – Razdan

Kanth Daumya – Razdan, Wangni, muju, sher

Swamin mudgli – Zabeh, Razdan, Mushran, channa, kanth, Khazanchi, hast, valav, monga, devani, jattu, zotan, pout, shora, lala (razdan)

Swamin gautam – Gurutu, Razdan, Thaplu, naqeb, tehlachar,kak, labru, parman, zarmi, padura, langar, changru,khosa, kakapori, badam, raina, qazi, challu, pyala

Swamin gautam logaksh – Jokhu,razdan

Swamani Bhardawaj – Tikku, munshi, kahar, miskeen, ghadiyali, bazari, khan

Paldev vaas gargyey – Shivpuri, pandit, malla, pattu, mirkhor, kadalbujju, kokru, hangru, pandit(thuthu), Bhavnu, bakaya, khushu, Kitchu, Misri, Khar, Mam

Pat saas Kaushik – Ganju, Kuchru, Solu, Jattu, Ambardar, Kuli, Vaishnavi, Brabu, Musalman, Kapan, Wanchu, Miya, Jawansher, Jalla, Panju, Mattu, Fotedar

Devpat Samin – Upmanyu, Kaushik, Shivpuri

Devpat Upmanyu – Khosu, Mewa, Pandit

Bhav Kapishthal upmanyu – Wani, Khan

Samin Vaas Upmanyu – Dullu

Rajparashar – Razdan

Swamin vaaas upmanyu – Bhat, Wali

Swamin Upmanyu – Giggu

Kash Upmanyu – Bhat

Bhootvas upmanyu logaksh – Peshin, Zalpuri, Thakur

Rajbhoot Logaksh Deval –¬† Bhan

Ratri Bhargava – Zithshu

Bhoot Logaksh Dhomya Gautam – Handu

Devsamin Gautam Kaushik Mudgalya Bhardawaj – Pandit, cukil

Swamin Mudhgaliya Parashar – Geeru

Swamin Vaas – Tufchi

Warivas – Sahni

Vashisth Gargeya – Pandita

Swamin Kaushik – Thakar, Watal

Swamin Bhargava – Bali, Batav

Swamin Kaushik Bhardawaj – Bhat, Kokru

Swamin shandelya – Pandit, Vaas

Swamin Vaas Atreya – Thussu, Ghazi, Waza

Swamin Gautam Atreya shalan Kotass – Raina

Swamin Gautam Atreya – Cholu

Swamin Kanth Kashyap – Labru

Swamin Gargeya – Machama

Swamin Gan Bhoshak – Paveh

Swamin Gautam Bhardawaj – Kamdha

Swamin Vaas Logaksh – Taav

Dharbhardawaj – Dhar trisal,Misri, jawansher, Kandhari, Thalchur, Othu, Turki, Waguzari, Bangi

Vashisht Bhardawaj – Bhat, Hakhu, Handoo

Dev Bhardawaj – Bhat, Mhad, Kallu

Sharman Bhardawaj – Bhat

Dev Baraj Kaushik – Deva

Shandilya Bhardawaj – Bhat

Nand Kaushik Bhardawaj – Bhat

Kaushik Bhardawaj – Bhat

Shandli – Kar

Chand Shandli – Sadhu

Varshandli – Jogi

Varvasak Shandli – Safaya

Vardev Shelan Kapi – Mota

Mitr Shandli – Sayd

Dev Shandli – Batphool

Raj Shandli – Vakh

Sam Shandli – Bhat

Swamin Rishi Kani Gargeya – Kaul, Kamzhat

Shelan Kautas – Telvan, Kaul, Mukku

Kauts Atreya – Bhat, Razdan

Rajdhatt Atreya Shalan Kautas – Bhat

Sharman Atreya – Gadhu

Bhav Atreya – Wariku

Swamin Warshikran – Katju, Kaw, Chouthai

Bhav Kapishithl – Kaw

Ratr Vishwamitr Agasth – Trakru, Mattu

Dhar Keshtal – Ladav, Bhat

Kanth Kashyap – Wasav, Razdan, Bhat

Mitr Kashyap РBhat  Kheda

Dhatsharman Kanth Kashyap – Bradu, Raina

Dev Kashyap Mudhgalya Kashyap – Bradu

Dev Kashyap Mudhgalya Gautam – Aakhan

Swamin Bhargava Bhardawaj Aus Atri – Kallu

Dev Gargi – Bahan

Dev Vashisht – Akbhalu

Dev Kauts Atreya – Badgami

Dev Vishwamitr Varshigan – Wangoo

Dev Gautam – Bhat

Dev Kath Kashyap – Kar

Dev Logaksh – Pandit, Santapori

Dev Kaushik – Bhat

Arth Varishan Shandalya – Chaudhari

Kaushik – Bhat

Pat samin Kaushik dev ratr parvar – Pandit, Vayil

Vashisht – Bhat, Rangateng

Ratr Vishwamitr Agasth – Pandit

Kar Chand Shandliya – Chaudhari, Kar

Mitra Kaushik – Pandit

Sharmatakauts – Bhat, Sas

Dhatvas – Kahaar

Vashisht Swamin Mudhgalya – Bhandari

Ishwar Shandilya Kaushik – Rawal, Nakhasi

Dhat Dhat Shelan Kauts – Bhat, Sathu, Kasba, Malik, Kahkashu

Ratr Varshgan – Kotar

Parashar – Pachih

Aatr Bhargav – Happa

Bhoot Logaksh – Pandit

Raj Vashisht – Shanglu

Dhat Varshiman – Sanar

Rishi Kaushik – Kashkari

Rishi Kavigarg – Zaroo

Samvas Gargh – Bhat, Sam

Nand Kaushik – Bhat

Swamin Mudhgaliya – Madan

Swamin Haswasi – Khan, Katu

Bhav Kapishthal – Radu,Kalla, Sapan, Lattu, Kattu, Wantu, Chur, Chudhar,Geeru, Hakin, Wangnu,Shav

Bhav Kapishthal Upmanyu – Katharu

Swamin Vas Logaksh – Chathu

Dhar bhardawaj – Zangam

Bhoot Upmanya – Khirabri, Braru, Saidha, uppal

Swamin Atreya – Shaal, Handu, jadwaali, sik, chak

Shandaliya – Shayir

Swaminvaas Gargi – Sum,Nand, Gadhwa, Datt, Halmat, Langoo

Swamin Ghosh Vas Upmanyu – Chaku

Sharman Kauts Atreya – Ragu, Nand, Gadhwa, Datt

Dev Parashar – Yachh

Kanth Daumya – Kaw, Bredh,

Dhar Varshiman – Safaya, Bakshi, Kuchru, Shali

Dhar Kapishthal Upmanyu – Meech

Mitra Swamin Kaushik Atreya – Pandit, Handu

Vasudev Palgargya – Patwari

Pat swamin Kaushik – Kanna, Kitru, Darbari,Wali, Ganhar,Saraf,

Rishikany Gargeya – Goja

DevBhardwaj – Mawa, Gadru

Vashisht Vishwamitr – Trakru

Swamin Gautam – Taimini

Upmanyu Kaushik – Sapru

Nand Gautam Kashyap – Bhat

Raz Kaushik – Bhat

Upmanyo Logakshi – Dhobi, Karihaloo

Ghosh Vachya Upmanyu – Pandita

Devdat Gautam Kaushik Bhardawaj – Pandit

Shalakayan – Pathwari

Ratn Kawach – Raina

Raj Parashar – Razdan

Karshandalya – Shishu

Devkashyap – Chatta

Ratr Vishwamitr Vasishth – Trakru

Dhar Shalkya – Dhar

Kaal – Maatu, Bhindru(mattu)

Devshandilya – Jaan, Teenglu

Swamin Vashisht – Kothedar

Dhar Kapishthal Manav – Bhootnath, Jyotshi

Vishnu Atreya – Bhan

Vishwa mitr Agasthya – Razdan

Samanth – Hakhu