My father was born in Salinas, PR and his name was Carlos Ayala, born 1914. My paternal Grandfather's name was Nicolas Ayala.
I do not know exactly what country of origin my paternal grandfather or his people were from. However, I am currently trying to find clues in through different Sephardic websites. Please email me with any information you may have gained so far. I will gladly share more family info as you need it.