Pal is a common surname found in India and Bangladesh.
Pal surname is mostly found among Bengali Kayasthas. It is traditionally believed that 'Pal' originated from Sanskrit 'Pala' meaning protector or keeper.
The Kayasthas are regarded in Bengal, along with the Brahmins, as being the "highest Hindu castes" that comprise the "upper layer of Hindu society".
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Famous quotes containing the word pal:
“The things a man has to have are hope and confidence in himself against odds, and sometimes he needs somebody, his pal or his mother or his wife or God, to give him that confidence. Hes got to have some inner standards worth fighting for or there wont be any way to bring him into conflict. And he must be ready to choose death before dishonor without making too much song and dance about it. Thats all there is to it.”
—Clark Gable (19011960)