|Rajput clan: Rathore|
|Descended from:||Kannauj (Gahadvala)|
|Branches:||Mertiya, Jaitawat, Sindhal, Bhadawat Udawat, Champawat, Kumpawat, Jodha, Bika, Jaitawat, Jaimalot|Patawat, Vadher, Rupawat, Balawat, Uppal chandawat, Raipalot, Bidawat|
|Ruled in||Kannauj, Marwar, Jangladesh, Malwa|
|Princely states:||Marwar (1226-1949)
In the northern part of India, the Rathore (or Rathaur or Rathor or Rathur or Rathod or Rathour or Rahtore) is a ruling Rajput clan, claiming descent from the mythical solar dynasty. Rathores ruled for thousands of years. 
- Gaj Singh, politician and a member of the former ruling family of Jodhpur
- Jodha of Mandore, Founder of Jodhpur.
- General Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh, the only "non-White" member of the British Imperial War Cabinet during World War I.
- Jaswant Singh of Marwar, 17th century ruler of Marwar.
- Maldeo Rathore, 16th century ruler of Marwar.
- Durgadas Rathore, 17th century warrior who freed Marwar from Mughal occupation.
- Naubat Khan, Son in law of Miyan Tansen, Grandson of Maharaja Samokhan Singh of Kishangarh
- Jadu Nath Singh, fourth recipient of Param Vir Chakra
The various cadet branches of the Rathore clan gradually spread to encompass all of Marwar and later sallied abroad to found states in Central India and Gujarat. At the time of India's independence in 1947, the princely states ruled by various branches of the Rathore clan included:
- Jodhpur (Marwar): covering the present-day districts of Jodhpur, Pali, Nagaur, Barmer
- Bikaner (Jangladesh): Covering the present-day districts of Bikaner, Churu, Ganganagar and Hanumangarh;
- Khimsar in present day between Jodhpur and Nagaur. Founded in 1523 by Rao KAramsi, The son of Rao jodha (founder of Jodhpur)
- Kishangarh in present-day Rajasthan, founded in 1611 by Raja Kishan Singh, son of Udai Singh of Marwar & balawat rathore
- Idar in present-day Gujarat, founded in 1728 or 1729.
- Valasana in present-day Gujarat.[Ta.Vadnagar,Dist.Mahesana]
- Ratlam in present-day Ratlam District of Madhya Pradesh, founded 1651.
- Jhabua in present-day Madhya Pradesh
- Sitamau in present-day Mandsaur District of Madhya Pradesh, founded 1701 by Raja Kesho Das.
- Sailana in present-day Ratlam District of Madhya Pradesh, founded in 1730 by Raja Jai Singh.
- Manda in present day uttar pradesh, direct lineage from the younger brother of Raja Jaichand of Kannauj. Former Indian Prime Minister Raja Bahadur Vishwanath Pratap Singh was Last King of Manda.
- Alirajpur in present-day Madhya Pradesh.
- Aravalli Dist Mahadevgram (Bakrol) near Modasa in Gujarat
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- Pal, Dharam (1978). Traditions of the Indian army (3rd ed.). National Book Trust, India. Cite: Naik Jadunath Singh, a Rathor Rajput, serving in 1/7 Rajput Regiment (now the 4th Battalion of the Brigade of Guards) won the Param Vir Chakra posthumously in the Jammu and Kashmir operations in 1948.
- Indian Princely Medals: A Record of the Orders, Decorations, and Medals By Tony McClenaghan pg 179