My husbands family came from Baskinta, Lebanon, with the name Alam, Americanised to Allen. Their names were Simon George Allen, married to Florence prior to leaving Lebanon. Davis Allen arrived in 1901 with his wife Alfife Jadoon, and their son Cecil. George Allen married Mary Neuster, not sure of his arrival date. They came in at New York, and all lived close or in Spokane, Wa. I would love to find more on the family in Lebanon, the generation who knew is all gone. I don't know how to find this over there, or if there will be a great language barrier.