Those names are found even in one of the inscriptions.
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There are also surnames that indicate royal lineage of mudiraj people.
go TOP : The village accountant (variously known as patwari, talatti, karnam, adhikari, etc.) is an administrative government position found in rural parts of the Indian sub-continent.
The position was known as the kulkarni in Maharashtra, but the office of the kulkarni was abolished in 1918 and replaced with that of the talati.
Patwari is term used in Pakistan and India for a land record officer at sub-division or Tehsil level.
The Patwari can wield significant power and influence with even feudal lords seeking his favour. There have been cases of corrupt Patwaris escaping punishment due to their position and political connections.
The Patwaris are equivalent to Karnams in Telugu Brahmin sect.
Many surnames in Andhra Pradesh are derived from the village / town name in which the people originally used to live.
There are many people having surnames after towns such as Gunturu, Bezawada ( Vijayawada ), Addanki, etc.
: The following are some of the surnames of Telugu Mudiraj people with (gotram) within brackets- These names are collected through internet search and personal inquiry made by Mr. Surnames with Star (*) indicate that the surname is analysed to find its origins and people of the surnames.