Among the many characteristics of Kashmiri Pandits are their characteristic surnames. For such a tiny ethnic community it is amazing to have such a wide and contrasting range of surnames. It also reflects a streak of humor, well entrenched in the Kashmiri psyche even today.
How such surnames got stuck with individual families is an arduous task for research and a subject in itself. These surnames have been classified under varied categories like those of vegetables, flowers, fruits, cereals, utensils, animals, birds, state of mind or body, profession, place names etc.
Some of the surnames could have been left out, which the readers could contribute to make the list more up to date.
Hak, Kangich, Muj (Mujoo) Nadir, Wangan (Wangnoo)
Bagh, Boon (Boni), Chaman, Jafir, Posh, Puship,, Zaifrani
Alich, Badam, Bamtsunt, Glass (Cherry), Meva, Pambuchh, Tang, Tul
Channa, Kanna, Makai, Moong (Monga), Muth (Muthoo)
Anima, Batta, Damni, Namak, Noon, Pakmund, Watt, Wugra (Ogra)
Badian, Mirchwangan, Shonth
Anit, Bohgan, Choncha, Dul (Dulloo), Kenz, Khasu, Kretch, Krund (Krundu/Kundu), Masaldan, Parwa,, Pyala, Shup, Taku, Tsong, Wakhul (Wakhloo)
Kagaz, Kalamdan, Parcha
Aichkan, Bilcha, Loong, Magazine, Mohil, Moza, Parmana, Pattoo, Pulhor (Pulharu), Renta, Saban, Tsangij
Bishta, Chirev (Chirvoo), Duf, Thapthap, Thas, Thus (Thussu), Wufa
State of Mind/Body etc🔗
Adkal, Bradu, Chattoo, Gorekh, Jatta, Kaboo, Kachroo, Kalloo, Khosa, Khoshu, Madan, Mat, Mattoo, Mushran, Nees, Nassi, Pahalwan, Safaya, Shoda, Shorabi, Taploo, Thapal, Trakru, Tchapal, Vashnev
Disabled or Afflicted🔗
Chanta, Gigu (Gigoo), Kanchet, Karihul (Karihaloo), Kharu (Kharoo), Khenkh, Leng (Langoo), Muku, Shongal (Shungloo), Tramboo, Tunda, Tutu, Wen(Wangu)
Chareg, Charagbeg, Zaharbad
Brer (Braru), Dhand, Gagar, Hangal (Hangloo), Hapat, Hastu, Heswal, Jawansher, Kachwa, Kath, Khacher, Khar (Kher), Padar, Pannz (Panzoo), Pash (Pashu), Shall, Sher, Wandur, Woont (Oont)
Bilbichru, Bulbul, Cherbacha, Janwar, Kaw, Kantroo, Kakav, Kokroo, Koltoonch, Kotru, Kukil (Kokiloo), Pachhan, Shoga, Tota, Tchinhangar
Bambroo, Bumsin, Gad (Fish), Kem (Kemmu), Machha, Zallar
Bokut, Chobar, Gaan, Kuchir (Kuchroo), Layuk, Ledh, Mandal, Tengloo, Tukra, Want
Bhan, Bhat, Dhar, Ganjoo (Ganju), Koul/Kaul, Pandit, Pandita, Raina, Razdan, Tikoo/Tiku, Zutshi
Arigami, Babdemb, Beru, Chandpuri, Chhatabali, Doda, Draboo, Hali, Hanjura, Kakapori, Kandhari, Khardori, Kilam, Lahoori, Lalpori, Mahanoori, Marhatta, Parimoo, Punjabi, Purib, Qasba, Sathu, Seru, Shivpori, Sumbli, Sopori, Thatoo, Troprei, Tsrer, Turki, Vesu, Zalpori
Adalti, Aima, Akhoon, Atil (Atal), Bagati, Barbuz, Bazaz, Chowdhary, Daftari, Dalal, Dandar (Dandroo), Darbari, Darmarthi, Gaddu, Ganz, Garisaz, Garyali, Goor (Guru), Gosain (Gosani), Hakim, Jailkhani, Jangi, Jyotshi, Kabadi, Kander (Kandroo), Kannungo (Quanoongo), Kazi (Qazi), Karwani, Kashkari, Khar, Kharwal, Khazanchi, Kotha, Kothdar, Kotwal, Lalla, Machama, Mahaldar, Malla, Mallik, Marakban, Menzar, Munshi, Nageb, Naqaib, Nagri, Nagari, Nalka, Nanwai, Navid, Patwalli, Panyech, Pariyer, Patwer (Patwari), Peer, Qazi, Raida, Rangar (Rangroo), Rawal, Razgari, Reyazi, Sadhu, Saraf, Sardar, Shair, Shakdar, Shali, Sonar, Tabardar, Tangwel, Tarwel (Tarwali), Teli, Thalchoor, Tilwen, Toshkhani, Tsur (Tchur), Vakil, Wattal, Waza, Wazir, Zer (Zaroo)
Agha, Ambardar, Babu, Badshah, Bakaya, Bakshi, Bali, Bamzai, Bangroo, Bhandari, Bibi, Bindroo (Bindru), Buj (Buju), Bushan, Chagtu, Chakbast, Chaku, Challu (Challoo), Chatta, Checha, Chrungoo (Chrungu), Dass, Dassi, Datt, Deemb, Drabu (Draboo), Duda, Durrani, Fotedar, Gadroo, Garoo, Garyali, Gheeru, Ghaid, Goja, Guris, Gurtu, Hakku, Haksar, Handoo, Hangar, Hafiz, Happa, Harkar, Hashia, Jad, Jagyasoo, Jalali, Jan, Janda, Jattu, Jinsi, Kadalbuju, Kak, Kakar, Kalla, Kampassi, Kannaw, Kaptan, Kar, Katal, Katju, Kenu, Khabri, Khah, Khoda, Khodai, Khodbali, Kis (Kissu),Kisroo, Kitchlu (Kitchloo), Kohistani, Kuchhey, Kunzru, Labroo, Langar, Lidhoo/Lidoo, Mam, Manvati, Mantoo, Mawa, Mazari, Mirakhur, Mirza, Miskeen, Misri, Miya, Mogul, Mukroo, Nar, Naru, Narayan, Naz, Nehru, Nizam, Oakhan, Pajnoo (Pajan), Pandoh, Peshin, Potass, Pottar, Rafiz, Raghu, Rajput, Rambal, Rayu, Reshi, Revu (Revoo), Sahib, Salman, Sapru (Saproo), Sar, Sas, Sazawal, Sharma, Shashoo/Shishu, Shongar, Sidha, Siboo, Sultan, Suman, Swaroop, Tak,Talashi, Tankhah, Tarozhar, Teng, Thassu, Thathu, Tikil, Trisal (Trichal), Tufchi, Tutoo, Vainkhana, Vaas, Vuthu (Wuthu), Wachu, Wali, Wanchoo, Warikoo, Yechh, Zadoo.
The author(B. K. Raina) is a retired Director from Geological Survey of India
Further reading: https://kashmirasitis.com/surnames/