Thanks for your reply Mitchell. I remember an email from you earlier this year. Do you know the original Arabic name that your Grandmother and Granduncle got their name MIKE from? In answer of your question of religion, I know my Grandfather was Catholic and is buried in St. Carlos Catholic Cemetery , Herrin, IL and I believe my Grandmother was also Catholic. I would be very interested to know if there is a connection with your line, since there are very few MIKE's listed in the U.S.A.