Noon clan

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Noon (Punjabi: نون) is a Punjabi tribe in Pakistan variously ascribed as Jat and Rajput. Members of Noon clan use Rana, Malik and Chaudhry as their titles.

History and origin[edit]

The origin of Noons is a bit controversial, as some them claim to be closely related to the Tiwana Muslim Rajput[1] tribe, and are largely settled in the Sargodha and Multan areas of Pakistani Punjab. In addition to the Tiwanas, they are closely allied to the Awan, Bandial and Piracha tribes in Pakistan. By profession, most of the Noons are rural agriculturists.

Distribution[edit]

The detailed distribution of the tribe is as follows:

The Noon tribe is found along the banks of the Sutlej and Chenab from Sargodha in the north to Shujabad in the south. There are several families of Noons here.[2] In addition, they can also be found in Kallur Kot tehsil of Bhakkar District, in Shujabad Tehsil of Multan District, in Dera Ismail Khan and in the following villages of Sargodha, Multan and Lodhran districts:

Prominent Noons[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tribes and Castes of the Punjab by HA Rose, The Main Glossary np
  2. ^ http://www.dawn.com/weekly/books/archive/020519/books1.htm