In Khambhodar, the Gujarati Lohanas (collectively known as Thakkar) continued to engage in multitude of trades. One such trader was engaged in horse trading. He would capture wild horses, tame and train them and sell them on. His name was Anandji Bharnji Vithal (Bharnji and Vithal being his father and grandfather). Anandji, in pursuit of a specific identity for his trade (horse trading) discarded his collective surname Thakkar and adopted a specific surname Thakrar. Thus came into existence, the Thakrar surname. A rider on horseback became his trademark symbol (or Family Crest).