|Religion||Sikhism, Islam, Hinduism|
|Surnames||Khaira, Khera, Khara, Khehra, Khare|
Khaira are a Jat clan that hail from the historical Majha area of Punjab. Clan members are commonly found near Khadoor Sahib town of Amritsar, Faisalabad and Lahore districts of Punjab in India and Pakistan.
The Jat people were designated by the British as a "martial race" (people). Thought to be naturally warlike, the British recruited heavily from the "martial races" for service in the colonial army. 
There are differing opinions about the origin of the word Khaira.
- Harbans Singh, The Heritage of the Sikhs, second rev. ed., Manohar (1994) ISBN 81-7304-064-8 Pages 23-24
- Stern, Robert W. (1988). The cat and the lion: Jaipur State in the British Raj. BRILL. p. 286. ISBN 978-90-04-08283-0. ""...the Jats were a "martial race", one of the largest..."
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