Kurup

Kurup is an occupational title among the Nairs of Kerala, India. They served as warriors, generals and warlords to kings. It was also a honorific hereditary title dignifying certain Kshatriya clans of Kiryathil Nairs in the Malabar regions. The title of Kurup was also used by a class of Nairs who were employed as supervisors in temples and pagodas.

In the past centuries, some members of Kaniyar Panicker families in north Malabar held the honorific title Nambi Kurup. A sect of Kaniyar people in south Malabar has the name "Kalari kurup"or Kalari Panicker, it was conferred as an honorfic title to their ancestors by virtue of their role as martial art ( kalari ) preceptors. Members of another section of community in central Travancore, who were barbers and funeral rite performers of Ganaka, were known as Pothuvan Kurup, Kani Kurup or Kurup. Some families of them were later converted in to Ezhava community by Sri Narayana Guru .

Both Panicker and Kurup are also used as surnames by the Maarans of Central and South Travancore.

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