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Lebanese Families

Salj families are “Catholic”

AIN AL-ASSAD AND CHAMISS

Kharouf Families

Families MAJBOUR and MAKHOUR

Lebanese Families

A koshtban (thimble) is a small metal cap used by tailors to protect their fingers when sewing. It is rarely used today as hand-sewing has been replaced by sewing machines.

Perhaps Tehfe families bear this surname because their ancestors were involved in the trade of antiques.

Al-Sabsabi Families Sunnis in Tripoli and Akkar

‘Khadem’ is the Arabic for ‘servant’ or any person who helps or serves others in the various spheres of life. However, the widespread use of this word that particularly refers to domestic workers who help with cleaning and menial tasks around the house, the office or in restaurants, has...

Shawish is a military title borne by military members whose rank lacks accurate definition. Generally, it is given to those ranking in the military’s lower echelon such as sergeants or corporals. In Lebanon, shawish is also a common family name. Although we know little about the origins of this...