History and origin
The Jethal claim Bhatti Rajput descent, but its pedigree is traced to Bhutta, who some 12 or 14 generations ago, married the sister of a Ghori king. The king, however, drove Bhutta with his 21 sons in the Kirana Bar. Bhutta eventually crossed the Jhelum River, and settled at Ratta Pind, now a mound near the town of Kandwal. According to other traditions, they are Bhutta Jat by origin.
They are also said to be originally settled at Ucch Shah Jalal, the modern town of Uch in Bahawalpur.
They are only found in the Pind Dadan Khan Tehsil of Jhelum District, where they hold four villages, Jethal, Mosiana,Dudi Thal and Kahana. In addition, the lone village of Jethal in Chakwal District, also belongs to this tribe. They are also found in the village of Chak 21 S.B. in Sargodha District and Pindi Said pur in Tehsil Pindi Dadan Khan, these Jethals are immigrants from the four Jethal villages in Pind Dadan Khan Tehsil.
- A Glossary of the Tribes & castes of Punjab by Horace a Rose page 379