and their descendents residing all over the world and especially
in India are compassionate, hard working and very resourceful
people. Patidar are involved in various Agricultural and Business.
Patidar didn’t forgotten their culture and rich heritage,
hence other Samaj are changing with the time and left there
The surname Patel is the most widely used name today. Originally
the Kurmis of Punjab, after having settled in Gujarat around
1400 A.D. were allocated the uncultivated land in Petlad Taluka
by the Solankis, the rulers of Gujarat at the time. The Solanki
ruler allocated land equivalent to one village to each family
for cultivation. The Kanbi family being highly motivated and
hard working to succeed cultivated the land and prospered.
The King has an agreement with Kanbis and had appointed a
headman, whose responsibility was to keep the records of the
crops on a PAT. The person keeping the record was known as
PATLIK, and was shortened to PATAL, and eventually to PATEL.
Prior to the introduction of the name Patel in Gujarat, they
were known as Kanbis. Paste is not a cast, but a surname adopted
by the most of original Kanbis.
Patidar means "owner of land". ‘PATI’
means land and ‘DAR’ means the person who owns
it. In Mehamdavad, Kheda district, around 1700.A.D., the ruler
of Gujarat, Mohammed Begdo, selected the best farmer from
each village and gave them land for cultivation. In return,
the Patidar would pay the ruler a fixed income for a certain
period of time, after which, the Patidar would acquire the
ownership of the land. The Patidars would hire a hard working
and knowledgeable work force to cultivate the land and in
due course of time, they would become the owners of the land.
These Patidars were from then onwards identified as Patel
The History proves that the Patidars are very hard working,
enterprising, and very resourceful people who do not wait
for an opportunity, rather creates one and makes success for
Patidar have come from state of Gujarat to various regions
of in India. Patidar mainly live in the state of Madhaya Pradesh,
Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra of India. Patidar also
found in the rest of the world including America.