|Rajput Clan: Naipal|
|Surnames:||Rana or Khan|
History and origin
The tribe gets its name from Naipal, son of Bhuni, a Bhatti Rajput. They were initially found in Firozpur District of Punjab, India., and said to have earlier come from Sirsa. The Naipal at one time occupied the entire Sutlej valley, north of Firuzpur town, they also occupying the Makhu illaqa, in present Firozpur District. It is said to have been named Makkah by a Muslim holyman, by the name Mohammed, but was corrupted into Makhu.
The Naipals held independent sway in the Makhu area, until Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, chief of Kapurthala took possession of their territory. H. A. Rose, the author of A Glossary of the tribes & castes of Punjab wrote the following about the Naipal:
|“||They resemble very much in their habits the Dogars and Gujars. They appear almost independent under the Ahluwalia rulers, and said to have paid a small rent in kind only when the kardar was strong enough to compel them to it, which not often the case. They have lost most of their Hindu origin then either the Dogars or Gujars, and in their marriage connections they follow Mohemadan law.||”|