Saliba (family)

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Saliba (also spelled Saleeby, Saleeba or Salibi) is a predominantly Christian family name used in Levant. The family name is derived from the Syriac ܨܠܝܒܐ ṣalībā, which cognates with saleeb an Arabic word for cross, a reference to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.[1]

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  1. ^ Saleeby-Saliba Association of Families. Retrieved July 9, 2007.

Further reading[edit]

  • Charles A. Gauci. An Illustrated Collection of the Coats of Arms of Maltese Families Stemmi Maltesi Publishers Enterprises Group (PEG) Ltd, Malta 1989.

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