I know your post is very old, so you may not get this, but I have info that may help. I researched the Norse family for a friend of mine, and he had a great uncle named Aboud Norse. The last name had been changed, and I've seen the original name spelled Nahous, Nahouse, and Naahous. I wonder if this is the same man as Abdou Nahou? The Norse family came from Minyara (or Miniara) near Tripoli in the Akkar region of Lebanon, which was Syria before 1920.