This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
jump to last post 1-5 of 5 discussions (7 posts)

Does the last name Patell have some sort of cultural meaning?

  1. peeples profile image95
    peeplesposted 5 years ago

    Does the last name Patell have some sort of cultural meaning?

    I once heard it meant something about wealth. I am curious if anyone here knows if it really does have a cultural meaning.

  2. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    I don't know of any cultural meaning or wealth. When I worked, I had many colleagues from the Indian sub-continent, a few were called Patell, they told me that the only significance to the name was it is a common name, like the English, Smith or Jones

  3. rajan jolly profile image89
    rajan jollyposted 5 years ago

    The Indian surname is Patel with a single L at the end. Just a bit of correction here MickS.

    1. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've know several and they all spell it Patell. Hmm

    2. MickS profile image70
      MickSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I would have no idea how to spell it, I just copied the spelling from the question, sorry, youve scored no points here.  Perhaps you should have directed your 'little correction,' at the querent.

  4. Johnathan Muller profile image85
    Johnathan Mullerposted 5 years ago

    From the very little i know i can tell you the following. I have taken many families on tour through South Africa, from Kenya, by that last name. It began to puzzle me that every Indian family from Kenya is either a Patel or a Shah. When i asked one of them about this they showed me that they actually have another last name but they travel under that name of Patel.
    It turns out that the Patel in their district in Kenya is the dominant family dealing with or in certain parts of the economy. These guests of mine do business with then and therefore live under that surname.

    Well.....that's what i was told

  5. jonnycomelately profile image83
    jonnycomelatelyposted 5 years ago

    Hi, Peeples.  I spent 2 years in East Africa back in the 1970s (Tanzania, to be exact.)  There are many Patels there, the name originating from the Gujarat.  I don't know the exact meaning of the name, but the Patels are very capable business people.
    They arrived in East Africa at the time the British were opening up that part of the continent and building the railway up to Lake Victoria.
    Trading posts were started, numerous business ventures were open to the energies which the Patels had to offer.