Subcastes of Sood Community
After settling at Sirhind, the first difficulty Soods had to face was that there were no other royal Rajput families near about and it became a problem to marry their sons and daughters. They then divided themselves into Sub Castes and started inter-marriages. On the name of the head of the family or on the name of the village, they settled in, a SubCaste was created – such as Gopal after the name of Gopal-bin-Saru, Raja of Dharan, Mandal after Mandal-bin-Rekh Singh Raja of Urja; Dadan after Dadan-bin-Burgar Raja of Jamer, Ugal after Ugal Singh Raja of Bhakkar, Phassi after Pharsi Raja of Mailsi etc.
There were in all following 52 Sub Castes of Soods from Plains:
Ahmed Shah Abdali invaded India 7 times. Every time the target was Sirhind, as it was an important trade centre. Disgusted with this loot, plunder and political instability, some families migrated from Sirhind to the mountains and settled there. Gradually with the passage of time and due to scant communication channels with the rest of the country, they developed their own Sub Castes mostly after the names of the villages, they settled in such as Bajwaria, Mahdooddia, Jullundhri, Jandrangloo:
There were in all following 55 Sub Castes of Soods from Mountains:
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