I know your post was from 2003 and I just recently discovered it so I hope that you are still out there. My birth name is Christine Daloia and I come from a line of Daloia's that settled in Massachusetts. My grandfather, Sabato Daloia, came from Italy, I think it's called Vellanaise or something like that, when he was as a young child. Maybe we are related? The name doesn't appear to be that common around here. We use to think we were the only Daloia's but since the Internet I have found several other families, mostly in the New York area. It seems to be quite common in Italy however.