Over the years many people have come from Lebanon to the United States, as well as to other countries.  Like their well-traveled Phoenician ancestors, they bring their heritage with them wherever they are.  They also have come together into Lebanese-American organizations which enable them to keep in touch, and some of them are listed below.

There are about 3 million people of Lebanese descent in America today.  This is a significant number compared to the 3.5 million who still live in Lebanon.  And it helps to explain the interest in all things Phoenician and Lebanese in the USA.  Many more people of Lebanese descent live all around the world.

Among the notable people who share Lebanese ancestry are Salma Hayek, Danny Thomas, Marlo Thomas, Jamie Farr, Shakira, Tony Shalhoub, Kathy Najimy, Frank Zappa, Mario Kassar, Casey Kasem, Paul Anka, Jack Hanna, Michael Nouri, Harold Ramis and Neil Sedaka.


The U.S. census information is very helpful in showing where significant neighborhoods of Lebanese-Americans have formed over the years:

Top ten states:  Michigan, California, New York, Massachusetts, Florida, Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia.

Top ten cities:  New York, NY; Dearborn, MI; Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Detroit, MI; San Diego, CA; Jersey City, NJ; Boston, MA; Jacksonville, FL.

For more information, follow the links below.


Prominent Lebanese-Americans

House of Levanon / Lebanese American Association

Lebanese American Professionals

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