A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ORIGINS OF OUR SROUJI FAMILY
Faro`n is the great great grandfather of the Srouji
Family and its founder.
In 1570 a son was born to Faro`n in Khabab (Syria) to whom he gave the
name of ABDULLA .
Abdulla got married in Khabab in 1607 and he had a son who was named
after his grand father
Faro`n the second
married in Khabab, and had four children:
In 1671 for some unknown reason the four children of Faro`n the
second left Khabab and
went to live in Damascus.
In 1682 again they left
Damascus to live in Firzel and in 1699 left Firzel
to Mashghara which is
In 1700 Iskander, Francis and Abdulla moved to Zahle and Yusef stayed
in Mashghara where he
worked as a saddler.
(sarg in Arabic and the
plural is srouji) and thus the name given to Yusef in
Mashghara was AL SROUJI.
Yusef had two children JERIES AND IBRAHIM … Jeries stayed in
Mashghara with his
father, while Ibrahim went back
to Zahle and settled
Jeries left Mashghara in 1710 and settled in Tarsheeha where in
1720 he married a girl
from that village. He became wellknown and well
respected in the Greek
Catholic community there.
Faddoul the son of Jeries married and lived all his days in Tarsheeha.
However his son Jeries
the second, left the small village because of
persecution and hatred
and moved to Nazareth in 1772 where he lived until
his death in |March of
The children of Jeries (the second) KHALIL – YUSEF – IBRAHIM –
TANNOUS – ASA`AD –
NASSER AND HANNA
are the great great
great grandfathers of most of the SROUJIS that
are scattered all over
I should mention that the heirs of Iskander, Francis and Abdulla the
sons of Faro`n the
second stayed in Lebanon but we have no possibility of
knowing where they are,
which family name they took and to which country
Perhaps this website will help us find the missing roots of
the family .
Ibrahim, the second son of Yusef who returned to Zahle, we are doing
our best to follow up
the family branch there and hope one day to find the
right track to have all
the names registered.
I would like to take the opportunity now to give credit and say thank
you to all those who
helped me directly or indirectly bring the
Family Tree up to date
and build a website that will give the opportunity to all
Sroujis wherever they
are to look for their roots.
First and foremost, we must all remember Habib Mousa Srouji who
started the search for
the roots in Syria and Lebanon and continued to watch
and record the family
growth. Then to his nephew Aziz Issa Srouji who took
over the follow up of
the Family Tree, followed
By Dr. Samir Yusef
Srouji who continued the work for the Sroujis
in the United States
and Lebanon and Anis Selim Srouji for the Sroujis of
Jordan, Israel and
Palestine. Since the start of the year 2000 I
over the job and
continued to follow up the Family Tree and we had built a
website which included
all the known names of the family members since 1570 .
Yusef Selim Srouji
Nazareth 20th. October