Shetty Family History
Shetty Name Meaning
Indian (Karnataka): name found among the people of the Bunt or Nadava community in coastal Karnataka. It derives from Sanskrit šreṣṭhī a term denoting the head of a mercantile or other guild. Unlike bearers of the cognate names Seth and Setty however the Bunts are not a mercantile community; they are a land-owning and farming class in South Kanara a coastal district of Karnataka. This surname is also found among the Jains of this region.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press