Hi Diane You do not say where you live now. Few weeks ago I met someone who had the same surname, and he had very similar questions. He knows that an ancestor came from KAR'AOUN which is a small town in the Western Bekaa,about 20 min drive from where I come from. I gave him as much info as I was able to in the few minutes we talked. If you are in Ottawa, I know few families who came from Kar'aoun, and who are still in touch with their relatives back home.