- 1 Origin
- 2 History
- 3 कटेवा गोत्र का इतिहास
- 4 Karkotaka in Indian epics
- 5 Distribution in Delhi
- 6 Distribution in Rajasthan
- 7 Notable persons
- 8 Reference
Some historians consider that they belong to Yadu vansh. It is believed that these were the people who lost maximum heads in war with Yavanas and hence were known as Katewas like Shishodia in Rajputs. 
The River Katli that flows in Jhunjhunu was named after them. They had settled here. There was a Janpada of Katewas on its banks. There is place called Khudana on the banks of Katli where there was a fort ruled by Katewas. Presently one can see only traces in the form of a mud heap. 
They were initially known as Kikata inhabiting the banks of Vipasha (Beas River) and Shatrudh (Ravi River). Later, they came to settle on the banks of river Katli and here were known as Kikatwa or Katewa. They have been mentioned in Matsya Satpath Brahman 13/5/4/9. They came to be known here as Machhar.
Some historians mention their presence in Jaipur region where they were called Kachwaha. Some of these people did not believe in widow re-marriage and became Rajputs, and migrated to Narwar. Rest who did not leave their old traditions remained Jats.
कटेवा गोत्र का इतिहास
कटेवा: इन्हीं लोगों के नाम से उस नदी का नाम काटली प्रसिद्ध हुआ, जिसके किनारे यह जमकर बैठ गए। झंझवन से आगे काटली नदी बहती थी। बरसात में वह अब भी बहती है। उसी के किनारों पर कटेवा लोगों का जनपद था। काटली नदी के किनारे खुडाना नामक एक गढ़ है। अब सिर्फ वहां भी मिट्टी का एक टीला अवश्य है। आस-पास के लोग कहते हैं, यह पहले गढ़ था। कटेवा लोगों का यहां राज्य था। ऐसा कहते हैं कि यवनों से युद्ध में लड़ते समय देश की रक्षा के लिए अत्यधिक संख्या में सिर कटाने के कारण ये कटेवा मशहूर हुए हैं, जिस भांति कि शिशोदिया। वास्तव में यह कर्कोट या वाकाटक यादव हैं। (जाट इतिहास:ठाकुर देशराज,पृ.614)
Karkotaka in Indian epics
Distribution in Delhi
Distribution in Rajasthan
Locations in Jaipur city
Ajmeri Road, Ambabari, Banipark, C-Scheme, Jhotwara, Khatipura, Malviya Nagar, Mansarowar Colony, Moti Nagar, Murlipura Scheme, Queens Road, Shastri Nagar, Vidyadhar Nagar,
Villages in Jhunjhunu district
Villages in Nagaur district
Villages in Hanumangarh district
Villages in Churu district
Villages in Sikar district
- Lans Naik Vinod Kumar Katewa - Martyr of Kargil War
- Ram Singh Katewa - Freedom fighter and hero of Shekhawati farmers movement. He was from Kunwarpura
- Chatar Singh Katewa (चतरसिंह कटेवा) (born:1912) from village Bakhtawarpura, Chirawa, Jhunjhunu, was a leading Freedom fighter who took part in Shekhawati farmers movement in Rajasthan. 
- Mool Chand Katewa (मूलचंद कटेवा) from village Bakhtawarpura, Chirawa, Jhunjhunu, was a leading Freedom fighter who took part in Shekhawati farmers movement in Rajasthan.  He was elected MLA from Kisansabha and has been Pradhan of Chirawa.
- Ganpati Ram Katewa (born:1908) (सूबेदार गणपतिराम कटेवा), from Kanwarpura , Jhunjhunu, was a social worker and Freedom fighter who took part in Shekhawati farmers movement in Rajasthan. He was son of Freedom fighter Ram Singh Katewa. He was in Indian Army and retired in 1946 as Subedar Major.  His son is Chandan Singh Katewa - Lecturer Govt College, Mob:09414467783.
- Budh Ram Katewa - Freedom Fighter from Rajasthan. He was born in the family of a Katewa Jats of village Bharatia Ki Dhani, tahsil Ratangarh, district Churu in Rajasthan.
- Shri Narendra Singh Katewa: Retd. Income Tax Officer
- Shri Chandan Singh Katewa: Well Known Academician from Kunwarpura having thirty years teaching experience (UG & PG level).
- Shri Amit Katewa :First M.Sc. Zoology (Entomology) and will be first Ph.D. holder in Entomology in Katewa family in few months.
- Shri Jitesh Katewa :First Master of Pharmacy in katewa gotra, resident of kanwarpura, Pursuing Ph.D in pharmacy , working as pharma consultant.
- Shri Hosiyar Singh Katewa:Retd Commandant BSF,First person to become officer in katewa gotra, Selected commisioned officer in army in 1962.
- Chitra Singh Katewa : RAS, Rajasthan(8th Rank batch 2007)
- DR. RAGHVENDRA CHOUDHARY (Katewa) - Asstt. Professor MEDICAL COLLEGE, BIKANER, Date of Birth : 10-May-1974.VILL.- Dewari, P.O.- BUDSU VIA- Makrana ,DISTT.- NAGUUR,RAJASTHAN. Present Address : 1. 6/340, SFS, MANSAROWAR, JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN 2. 5/6,Heera Bagh Flats, Jaipur. Resident Phone Number : 01588- 281012, Mobile Number : 9414262690, Email Address : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Devendra Katewa: IES (Engg) 2003 batch, from Churu, Rajasthan, Currently Executive Engineer CPWD Kishangarh Rajasthan, M: 7727866706
- Sukhraj Kateva: Danips 2008 batch, ACP at Chandigarh, M: 9582950835
- Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n.क-19
- Jat History Thakur Deshraj/Chapter IX,p.695
- Mahendra Singh Arya et al.: Adhunik Jat Itihas, Agra 1998, p. 233
- Thakur Deshraj Jat Itihas 1934,p.-614
- Sandhya Jain:Adideo Arya Devata, A Panoramic view of Tribal-Hindu Cultural Interface, Published in 2004 by Rupa & Co, 7/16, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi, p.130
- Thakur Deshraj Jat Itihas, 1934, p.614
- Thakur Deshraj:Jat Jan Sewak, 1949, p.423-424
- Thakur Deshraj:Jat Jan Sewak, 1949, p.424
- Thakur Deshraj:Jat Jan Sewak, 1949, p.428
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