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Meaning & Origins

Indian (Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka): Hindu and Parsi name which goes back to an official title meaning ‘village headman’, pəṭel in Gujarati, Marathi, and Kannada (where it is paṭēla). It comes ultimately from Sanskrit paṭṭakila ‘tenant of royal land’. Among the Indians in the U.S, it is the most common family name.
121st in the U.S.

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Hundreds of thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
257,001
to be exact
New Jersey
has the most people named Patel per capita

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