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 Noon tribe has varied origins based on there are of settlement. The tribe is settled in Punjab in the form of; a large clan based around the area of Multan, and a family, tracing back to one ancestry, in Sargodha.

The Noon family of Sargodha is closely related to the Tiwana Muslim Rajput,[1] In addition to the Tiwanas, they are closely allied to the Awan, Bandial and Piracha tribes in Pakistan. The family is also amongst the "First families of Pakistan", its members having held various political and government positions. Traditionally the Noon family has remained in agriculture and politics,[2] however it has also given rise to many professionals and technocrats, dating back to the Mughal era. The Noon family has also been closely linked to the equestrian sport of polo, and has produced several outstanding polo players, at a regional level.

The Noon family of Sargodha use the title of Malik. Where as the Noon clan situated around Multan uses the title of Rana.

Distribution[edit]

The detailed distribution of the tribe is as follows:

The Noon tribe/clan is found along the banks of the Sutlej and Chenab from Sargodha in the north to Multan and Shujabad in the south. There are several families of Noons here.[3] In addition, the clan can also be found in Kallur Kot tehsil of Bhakkar District, in Shujabad Tehsil of Multan District, in Dera Ismail Khan and Lodhran. The Sargodha based Noon family owns and resides in its 27 villages in Bhalwal, including:

Prominent Noons[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tribes and Castes of the Punjab by HA Rose The Main Glossary np
  2. ^ Griffin, Lepel H. The Punjab Chiefs (rev. Edn.). 
  3. ^ http://www.dawn.com/weekly/books/archive/020519/books1.htm