Saleeby Family Crest

Title

Saleeby Family Crest

Description

A copy of the Saleeby family crest. The dominant figure in the crest, the cross, stems from the origin of the name "Saleeby/Salibi," which derives from "saleeb," which means "cross" in Arabic. Family history says that the Saleeby/Saliba family was given this name in the early days of Christianity because of their efforts to build many churches. Other elements of the crest include: the bishop's crown; the olive branch, a symbol of peace; and the crossed swords.

Creator

Publisher

Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies

Date

Rights

Donor retains full ownership of any and all copyright currently controlled in agreement with Khayrallah Center. Nonexclusive right to authorize all uses of these materials for non-commercial research, scholarly, or other educational purposes are granted to Khayrallah Center pursuant to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA).

Format

Image/PDF

Type

Image

Original Format

Paper

Files

saleeby_cross.pdf

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Saleeby Family Crest,” Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies Archive, accessed February 23, 2020, https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/646.