Abraham, Do you know when your family emmigrated? My mother's family is also from the Himlaya/ Bikfaya area and I have multiple Raies(Rayes) s in my family tree. I am from Jackson, Mississippi and I have distant relatives there who go by the last name Rice(anglisized). Also my great-great aunt who stayed in Lebanon was married to a guy named Rayes. Her last name was Ouies(Houies, Awyess).