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Matharu or Matharoo[1][2] (ਮਠਾੜੂ in Gurmukhī script) is a prominent Sikh clan belonging to the Ramgarhia & Jatt tribe.

Sir Denzil Ibbetson counted the Matharus as one of the major Tarkhan/Jat tribes of the Punjab and the Northwest Frontier Province, centred in Amritsar, Jalandhar, Lahore and Ludhiana.


The origin of Matharu was a Jatt clan. Later they were thought of and were accepted as majorly Jatt and Tarkhan. Matharu Jatts are dominant in some villages of Punjab including Jattana, Chounkimaan, Nakodar and areas around Moga. Matharus are widely known as successful landowning farmers through Punjab today.

Matharus claiming Jadaun Rajput ancestry are found in Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Patiala and Ludhiana districts.


Variant forms of the name include Matharoo, Matharu, Matharo, Mathru and Matroo.

Famous Matharus[edit]


  1. ^ "". Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  2. ^ Surnames In Ramgarhia'S (2014-03-01). "Surnames In Ramgarhia'S | General". Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  3. ^ Talvin Singh (Matharu) at

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