I am looking for information regarding the surnames Ghajar and Deeb (specifically the background of the names or any possible ancestors in the Tripoli/Ras Maska, Lebanon area). I know that they were of Syrian or Greek Orthodox background.
Several of my ancestors immigrated to the United States from Lebanon in 1910 and 1920. I understand that my ancestors emigrated during the Ottoman Empire (before 1918) and the French Mandate periods (after 1918). Because of this tumult, I understand that locating family records may be quite difficult.
Thank you for any assistance you may be able to provide.