Nijjar

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Nijjar, Nijjer, Nijher, Nijhar, Nijar, Nijer
Jat Clan
Location Punjab (India)
Language Punjabi
Religion Sikhism
Surnames Nijjar and Singh

'Nijjar', 'Nijher', 'Nijjar', 'Nijar', 'Nijer' is a surname found commonly among people of the Jat clan from the Northern Indian state of Punjab. Most of the members of this clan are Sikhs by religion although there are many Sikh/Hindu/Muslim/Christian/Roman Catholic Nijjar's belonging to the Khatri/Rajput/Gujjar caste. Village historians say many Nijjar's changed their name to "Nayyar" under the suggestion of the British to distinguish themselves from Jat Nijjars.


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  • Max Arthur Macauliffe: A History of the Sikhs; Vol. I, Princeton, 1963.
  • Bakshish S. Nijjar: History of the Babar Akalis; Jalandhar, ABS Publications, 1987.
  • Bakshish S. Nijjar: Indian Punjab; Jalandhar, ABS Publications, 1985.
  • Balbir S. Nijjar: Census Records and Family History (Pre-Partition to 2000)