I'm from Abay (qada' Aley Lebanon) a village I never knew because of the war. Lived all my life in Hadath, my name is also Marc Kanaan (same as creator of this thread! Greetings to you smiyyé!) I now live in Paris, how about if we meet?
My dad has a huge family tree version papier, it only contains the males. I remember the root male was called Abou Kanaan and not just Kanaan.