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The tree of life

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Family trees are a genealogical paradise! Have you ever wondered where your surname came from? Or, in the case of the Mansour family, when the Rabil family joined the Mansours? Family trees are often passed down through the generations, so that it can reflect the additions to the family. The bottom right corner of the Hatem family tree reads “This family tree as recorded by Chukry Nast Hatem until 1918 and was collected from all the countries and finished until 1970 by Emile Joseph Hatem.” Interestingly, the Shehdans have the same family tree in their collection, making complex and long-standing familial connections right here in North Carolina.

Send us copies of your family trees. We’d love to see them.

4 responses on “The tree of life

  1. Peter Hatem says:

    Chickory Nasr Hatem was my Giddoo (grandfather, as if you did not know).
    Peter L. Hatem [Maine]

    1. nclebanese says:

      Hi Peter, Thanks for reading the blog and for sharing! Yes, the Hatem family is so large and we try to keep track of the family tree! You are the only one I’ve met living in Maine, though.

  2. Peter Hatem says:

    Chickory Nasr Hatem was my Giddoo (grandfather, as if you did not know).
    Peter L. Hatem [Maine]

    1. nclebanese says:

      Hi Peter, Thanks for reading the blog and for sharing! Yes, the Hatem family is so large and we try to keep track of the family tree! You are the only one I’ve met living in Maine, though.

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