Around 3 million Americans descending from Lebanese
origin live in the United States. These Lebanese-Americans, up
to five generations, migrated from Lebanon in several waves starting in
the 19th century. Most of the Lebanese Americans came from the early waves
of Lebanese Christians fleeing the Ottomans oppression around the mid
of the 19th Century and during WWI. Lebanese immigration continued and
was high in the 1970’- 80’s during the war in Lebanon, and
in early 1990’s after Lebanon completely fell to Syrian occupation.