I pronounce my last name ALI-SAY-UH. Of course that is not the way most of those that know me pronounce it. As far as its origins I have learned from this forum and follow up research that it has Northern Spain, Arabic and Italian origins. I read on one of the messages herein that one of the men in the Columbus voyage when he discovered (?) Puerto Rico had the name of DeAliceda. The story goes that our name is a variation from that name.