Soni is a community in Northern India and generally it is a family name in India. They basically belong to Punjab. They are also found in Marwar andGujarat. This word has been believed to be derived from the word "Sona" which means gold. By profession they were believed to be the goldsmiths. But difference is marked in different places. In Punjab this community is believed to be a sub-community of Khatris. In Punjab, they are not goldsmiths. But in other parts of India, they are believed to be goldsmiths. Khatris are the Kshatriyas of Punjab. They come under the Vedic Varna system of Hinduism. They were believed to take part in major transformation of Punjab. They have extended themselves into mercantile as well. They are Sikhs by religion. In Punjab, one will find many Hindu Khatris as well. In Gujarat as well as in Punjab, one will find Soni community. Where in Gujarat they are goldsmith and their matrimonial tradition believes in exogamy. They prefer to marry outside of their gotra. On the other hand, the Soni of Punjab is upper caste Hindus who follow the Vedic rituals in their matrimonial tradition. Soni Matrimony follows the Vedic tradition of union. As they are the Kshatriyas of Punjab who have been present before the Sikhs and they are believed to be the major caste of Vedic period of India. They generally follow the matrimonial tradition of khatris which is quite different from other Punjabi clans.