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Re: Lebanese Genealogy
Posted by: J. Hilal (ID *****2398) Date: January 04, 2011 at 01:13:06
In Reply to: Lebanese Genealogy by K Maurer of 3600

The arabic word Haddad (or Hadad) means "smith", so most likely anglicized from that. Most Haddad's are Lebanese Christian. If they arrived in the US before WW1, modern Lebanon was part of the Ottoman/Turkish province of Syria, so they could be listed as either Turkish or Syrian. Additionally there were/are enclaves of ethnic Lebanese in other middle eastern countries that retain a Lebanese identity, so they could show an origin in documents from e.g. Egypt or Syria, but still consider themselves Lebanese ethnically and culturally.

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