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Yadav Surname Meaning

Indian (northern states): from Sanskrit yādava ‘descendant of Yadu’. Yadu was a legendary Hindu king identified as an ancestor of the god Krishna (who for this reason is sometimes referred to as Yadava). Since Krishna is said to have been brought up among Ahirs who were herdsmen the surname Yadav is frequent among Ahirs.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Adam, Madan, Dada, Sada, Badal, Lala, Das, Hada, Yano, Sawa

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Between 1993 and 1999, in the United States, Yadav life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Yadav in 1993 was 37, and 75 in 1999.

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