Residents and families

Among the first families to settle in Souk El-Gharb were families of Ateyyé, Baroody, Hajjar, Saaba, Saleeby, Khalaf, Shouairy,Nassar, followed by Aoun, Ashouh, Canaan, Yazegy , Hitti, Kallouseyya, Doumit, Germanos, Mijdlaané, Tayyard, Macdisi, Baghdassarian, Sadek, Khabbaz, Jannikians, Manoushagian, Sarafians, Bedirian, Bozoyan, Zatkhian, Kupelian, Baytarian, Khanjian, Torossian, Hagopian, Kraydiyyé, Shahwaan, Khoury, Harfoosh, Khateeb, other families that settled in Souk el Gharb more recently were Bayhom, Ghandoor, Takieddine and Zaher. Others like the Sursock, Traad and Tueni, and a prince of Egyptian Royal Family resided for a while then moved on. Western missionaries made the town their home in the 1850′s.