Riyat (ਰਾਇਤ in Gurmukhi, Rayet & राइत in Devnagri) is a surname and a Rajput gotra in Punjab, India. They are followers of the Sikh religion inhabiting in the Doaba region of Punjab. Rayat,Riyat are actually same despite of different spellings. This surname is not very common outside Punjab, but many Rayets have moved to different parts of the world, leading a prosperous and successful life. They are mostly in professions such as engineering, architect, medicine, business, etc.
Last modified on 23 January 2013, at 13:18