- It is said to be originated from mahapurusha Dadad (दादड़). 
- Dadarsi of Behustun Inscription may be the originator of the clan. Dadarsi was a Persian general of Armenian origin and satrap of Bactria. He served the Persian King Darius I the Great (522-486 BCE). He was ordered to suppress a revolt in Margiana.
Mention by Panini
In the Behustun Inscription King Darius says: An Armenian named Dâdarši, my servant, I sent into Armenia, and I said unto him: 'Go, smite that host which is in revolt and does not acknowledge me.' Then Dâdarši went forth. When he came into Armenia, the rebels assembled and advanced against Dâdarši to give him battle. At a place in Armenia called Zuzza they fought the battle. Ahuramazda brought me help; by the grace of Ahuramazda did my army utterly overthrow that rebel host. On the eighth day of the month Thûravâhara (20 May 521 BC) the battle was fought by them.
- O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.44,s.n. 1196
- Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. द-4
- An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan:H. W. Bellew, p.18,121,128
- Mahendra Singh Arya et al: Adhunik Jat Itihas, p.256
- Fisher, William Bayne, Ilya Gershevitch, Ehsan Yar-Shater and Peter Avery, The Cambridge history of Iran, Vol.2, (Cambridge University Press, 1985), 219;
- Asheri, David, Alan B. Lloyd and Aldo Corcella, A Commentary on Herodotus: Books 1-4, (Oxford University Press, 2007), 533
- V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.169
- Behustun Inscription, L.26, Revolt of the Armenians
- An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan By H. W. Bellew, The Oriental University Institute, Woking, 1891, p.129
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