Hello from Tallahassee, Fl. My family are DiFrancos from the Palermo, Sicily area. My grandfather is the one who immigrated in the early 1900's with my grandmother. The best spelling that we have of her name is Aleshio,but variations include Alescia and many others. While he was a coal miner and traveled many places, he settled in the Birmingham Alabama area which is where most of my family is now. Would like to hear some of your story!