'The Ancestors of Ganguly's are from a sage called Savarna Muni, belonging to a family of Bhrigu and so all Gangulys have the same gotra - Savarna. Ganguly is also spelled as Ganguly, Gangopadhyay or Gangulee. The Caste is Brahmin, decendents of Brahma !!! Basically, Gangopadhyay means - compound of village name " By the Ganges and "Upadhyaya" means Priest or Teacher. The orginal name was in Sanskrit which on time was broken down into GANGULY. An intersting fact was given by a book "JATI-BHA KAR" mentioned , those who were given grants along the Ganges by BALLAL Sena was - Gangopadhyay (Vedic Teachers in regions around the Ganges).