In arabic, it is translated as "Greece" or "Greek". It is a common surname to those of arabic heritage, i.e. Lebanese, Egyptian's etc.
Even though considered to be from there homeland (i.e. Lebanon), there is sufficient evidence to say that the ancestors of the name migrated from Greece, being labbelled as the Greek, i.e. John Younan (John the Greek)
by Jr_Younan July 10, 2006
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