Oswaldo:The Right Word is Younes. Mount Lebanon was Syria until the first World War (1918 aprox).
Lebanon became indepeent Country into the French mandate in 1924 Aprox. If your relatives emigrate before 1918 they was living in Syria under the Othoman Turkish Empire. Many of them has Turkish passport.Many of Our Relatives emigrated to America between 1880 to 1920 and they was registered as SYRIANS or Arabics. In Mexico was registered as Arabians.
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Remember, Lebanon its a new Country and they Speaks French