Robert, just because all Aliceas you know are from Puerto Rico or Spain doesn't mean the name doesn't come from Italy, or the Moor connection. The name has roots in Messina, Italy. Sicily and Naples were invaded and controlled by Spain as result of the victory of Spain against France in Italy in the 1530's. Sicily had been overrun by the Moors for a little while before that too. It was in that part of the world where Spain also defeated the last attempt of the Moors or Islamic countries to control Europe in the Battle of Lepanto. Some of those Aliceas may have migrated to Spain and from there to Puerto Rico. But the last name Alicea is also found in Pennsylvania where a group of Italians came to in the 1800's and they had nothing to do with Spain or Puerto Rico. In the Spanish records of Puerto Rico there were around 273 Italians in Puerto Rico. There are various Italian-Puertorican names as result of this, such as Farinacci, Antongiorgi. I hope this helps. The plot thickens!