In North India
The Yaduvanshi Ahir also spelled Yadubansis, Yadubans, Yadavanshi, Yadavamshi) claim descent from the ancient Yadava tribe of Krishna. The Yaduvanshi trace their origin to Yadu and whole Yadav caste are said to be Yaduvanshis.
A legendary story of the origin of the Nandvanshi Ahirs narrates that on his way to kill the rakshasas, Krishna crossed the river Yamuna accompanied by the Gwals; those that crossed the river with him became the Ahir Nandavanshi.
Gwalvanshi / Gwals / Gope
The Gwalvanshi Ahirs also known as Gwals and Gopes are historically associated with cowherding. At the turn of the century, many turned into business and other vocations in a big way.
The Ghosi are a community found mainly in North India. They were the Zamidaars and small kings of various parts of country. The Ghosi (Muslims) claim descent from Rathore Rajput, Gurjar and Ahir communities.
The Ahar are a Hindu caste of agriculturists. The Ahar tribe are spread through Rohilkhand and other districts of N.W. provinces, following pastoral pursuits. They claim to descended from Yadu.
The Madhaut or Madhuraut (Yaduvanshi) is famous Yadav Clan found in Mithila Region of Bihar. They are also known as Madhuvanshi Ahir (Yadav) because they trace their origin to Yadav King Madhu who was born in Yaduvansh before Shree Krishna. After the name of King Madhu , Yadav caste is even known as Madhav and Many times Arjuna refer Krishna as Madhav. They are dominantly found in Madhepura, Vaishali, Madhubani, Supaul and Saharsa district of Bihar. They still hold most of the land in Mithila.
The Badhaya clan is dominantly found in Firozabad district of Western U.P region.
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