The First Lebanese

The First Lebanese

Written on 06/19/2022

The first known Lebanese immigrant to the United States was Antonios Bachaalani and Karim Bou Orm Filus, who arrived in Boston Harbor in 1854.

Large-scale Lebanese immigration began in the late 19th century. They settled mainly in Brooklyn and Boston, Massachusetts.

This wave continued through the 1920s. During the first wave, an estimated 100,000 Lebanese had immigrated to America.

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