Robert: In that time, the people did not use a surname. That was implanted after 1927 when Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk) compel the people to use a surname. The surname Shagawat or Sabbagh sound like Suryoyo or Suryani (in Arab) this is the Syriac inhabitants in Turabdin (Ottoman Empire) Because the Genocide in 1895 they emigrated to Aleppo. In a Suryoyo census in 1870 the late Patriarch of Antioch Monk Abdallah Saddadi register in a town near Mardin one family Sabbagh or Sabbak. Thesmall town name was Maserti (the Turks changed the name to Omerli) It is a district to Mardin Province. My father and my grandparents (mother side) came from Maserti to Aleppo (Halab) and then emigrated to Palestine. The exactly name was Hanna Malke Sabbag. You can obtain a large amount of information about this topic in internet. Use www.google.com and find Suryoyo or Suryani or Tur Abdin.