I want to know the surname of Lord Krishna. Is there any reference from scriptures which points to Krishna's surname?

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    Perhaps , it is yadav
    – tekkk
    Nov 24 '15 at 22:02
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    Varma since he was born kshatriya. Or he could have taken on Nanda's surname who was a vaisya. So Nanda's caste-title could be sreshti.
    – user1195
    Nov 25 '15 at 3:26
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    @Surya There were surnames; see my answer here: hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/5271/36 You can see lots of surnames in the Rig Veda Anukramani in my answer here: hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/2430/36p Nov 25 '15 at 4:21
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    @Surya Well, they're patronymics that would be passed down in a very specific manner. Like there's a reason why the sons of Dhritarashtra are called Kauravas after Kuru, but the sons of Pandu are called Pandavas after Pandu. Nov 25 '15 at 5:07
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    @Yogi Dwaraka was a separate city built specially for Krishna and his followers who fled the Yadava kingdom of Mathura. Ugrasena ruled yadava kingdom after kamsa. Dwaraka is not mentioned as a kingdom but rather as a capital city of Anarta. Krishna was born a kshatriya and conducted himself as a kshatriya. He may not have taken Nanda's last name but honoring parents that fostered him is not a far-fetched concept.
    – user1195
    May 7 '17 at 1:26

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