the most popular story of EL Douaihy family of lebanon is that they are the descendants of the French knights who came from the northern French city of Douai and that the natives had given their family name as a result of the town that they were from. but this isnt enough for me. soem say templar knights some say lords.. im intrested to find out more. we have 4 patriarches, around 16 bishops and over a hundred of priests, that shows how much our family is involved in the maronite church. some sheikhs were popular around 18th century but our main history is still obscure. if from the first place we were nobles from douai, what family in douai went on crusades? robert of flanders? gaindor de douai? someone else i missed? if u have any information that can complete the el douaihy puzzle pls share it with me.