Hayer, Hayre or Heer is gotra of Jats found in Punjab (India), Haryana and Pakistan. The Jat Gotra ‘Heer’ and ‘Her’ are the same. ‘Her’ is originated from ‘Heers’. As per H.A. Rose that Her , Aher or Porawal , the third of the group of Jat tribes which includes the Bhullar and Mann also. Their home appears to lie north of the Sutlej and
they are found in considerable numbers under the hills from Ambala in the east to Gujrat in the west, and throughout the whole upper valley of that river. There is a very old village called Her in the Nakodar tahsil of Jullundhar which is still held by Her Jats, who say that they have lived there for a thousand years; in other words for an indefinite period

  • Distribution in Punjab, India :-

Villages in Hoshiarpur district

Maximum number of Jats of Heer Gotra belongs to Hoshiarpur district in Punjab, India. Jats of Heer Clan are residing in many Villages of Hoshiarpur, such as :-

Purheeran, Dadyal, Moranwali, Singhpur, Haripur, Adampur, Shergarh, Heerapur, Bajwara, Mehatpur, Mahilpur, Halluwal etc.

In Hoshiarpur district the Heer population is 11, 505.

Villages in Jalandhar district

Heers live in villages:

Heeran and Heerapur in (Jalandhar). Most of the number of ‘Her’ originate from village ‘Littran’ in Jalandhar district. At least one member from each family of this village is residing in abroad. So because of western pronunciation, new generation of ‘Heers’ start using it as ‘Her’.

Haer is village in Nakodar tahsil in Jalandhar district in Punjab, India.

Goheer is village in Nakodar tahsil in Jalandhar district in Punjab, India.

According to B S Dhillon the population of Her clan in Jalandhar district is 4,500.

Villages in Ludhiana district

Heers live in villages:

Poheer (tah.Ludhiana East), Heeran (tah.Ludhiana East) and Heran (tah. Raikot).

Her population is 3,603 in Ludhiana district.[24]

Heeran Jattan (in Khanna Tahsil- Ludhiana),

Villages in Amritsar district

Heers live in villages:

Chak Heir, Heir,

Her population is 3,441 in Amritsar district.

Villages in Gurdaspur district

Hir named Village is in Gurdaspur tahsil in Gurdaspur district in Punjab.

Villages in Patiala district

Her population is 2,640 in Patiala district.

Villages in Firozpur district

Hiran Wali is village in Fazilka tahsil in Firozpur district in Punjab, India.

In Firozpur district the Her population is 1,950.

Villages in Mansa district

Heron Khurd is village in Budhlada tahsil in Mansa district in Punjab.

Heron Kalan, Hirewala are villages in Mansa tahsil in Mansa district in Punjab.

Villages in Moga district

Kokhri Heran is village in Moga tahsil in Moga District district in Punjab.

Villages in Nawanshahr district

Herian is village in Nawanshahr tahsil in Nawanshahr district in Punjab.

Villages in Rupnagar district

Bara Punjab,

Heerpur, Tehsil Anandpur Sahib, Distt Rupnagar).

Rurki Heeran

Hirpur Ganura is Village in Anandpur Sahib tahsil of Rupnagar district in Punjab.

  • Distribution in Haryana

Heer Majraa

  • Distribution in Himachal Pradesh

Heeran Thara,

  • Distribution in Jammu and Kashmir :-

Villages in Jammu district

Rakh Flora,

  • Distribution in Pakistan :-

According to 1911 census, the Heer were one of the principal Muslim Jat clans with Population in Sialkot District (73), Lahore District (376), Amritsar District (74), Gujrat District (1,451), Shahpur (Sargodha District) District (553), Mianwali District (1,034), Jhang District (584).

Some of the Villages in Pakistan :-
Pura Heeran, Heeran in Kasur District, Morrah Heeran etc.


  • Glossary of the tribes and castes of the Punjab and North-West frontier province vol.2
  • O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.64, s.n. 2597
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