Thanks very much !! that´s is a sound information !! Excuse my ignorance , I do know that he (and other relatives)had immigrated due to abuses perpetrated by agents of the Otoman Empyre ,but I did not know that Leabanon as country did not existed at that time !! In reality ,I saw a document informing that He (my grandfather) was born in 1.883 in Syria ,no mention to cities or the like . I got information that original city was Homs or Kataramai or something . I am trying to trace "Yunes" origins in Asia ,should you have any aditional information or hint I´ll appreciate .