I married an Atieh. He and his siblings are first generation immigrants and some spell their name Atiyeh. His mother's side was from Syria. Father from Jordan. Sons: Iman Mazan Mohammad Zuhair Baha - comes here and goes back each year. Another brother, name I can't remember at the moment, deceased He was a close friend with King Hussein, served in the Jordanian army and led the band. Studied music in England. Played bagpipes. I heard the king really liked bagpipes. Daughters: Fatima Emil = still in Jordan Another 1 I can't remember right now.= in Kuwait, I think.
Let me know if you find a genetic link in there somewhere.