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|Summary of Question:||Are All Surnames Of Sikh Men Kaur?|
|Category:||General Q's from Non-Sikhs|
|Date Posted:||Tuesday, 9/24/2002 6:39 PM MDT|
Michael 9th grade
Sat Siri Akaal. Actually, all Sikh men are named Singh or 'lion', and all Sikh women are named Kaur or 'princess'. Singh is both a surname and a middle name. Many Sikh families use the family surname Singh, the way Smith is a family name. So the wife or daughter in such a family could be Jane Kaur Singh. It doesn't work in reverse. One never sees Joe Singh Kaur. Also, there are many Sikhs who have a family name in addition to Singh or Kaur, such as Joe Singh Baba or Jane Kaur Khalsa. Hope this helps.