Here's some history on the terms Assyrian, Chaldean, Syrian, Syriac used by the SOC.http://christiansofiraq.com/reply2.html
This is one of two remaining Syrian Orthodox Churches that uses "Assyrian" in the name.http://www.virginmarynj.org/
Although no specifica date is given, the Eastern US Archdiocese of the SOC states the following,
"The presence of Syrian Orthodox faithful in America dates back to the late Nineteenth Century
, when religious persecution forced immigration from Ottoman Turkey to the United States and Canada. Often locating according to their trade skills, Syrian Orthodox faithful from Diyarbakir, Turkey, qualified as silk weavers, settled in New Jersey, a major area of the silk industry."http://www.syrianorthodoxchurch.org/about
I hope I didn't hijack this thread! Salpy, you can move this into a new topic if you'd like.