I am just beginning my genealogical search and was told by several family members that we are of Italian descent. My family's last name is Cope, which if my family is correct about our past, I would assume has been changed from Copa/o or something similar.
Has anyone else heard of the name Cope coming from Italy?
I have checked other sites and found the name Cope originating from the province of Tuscany.
I have always had a passion for genealogy, but I don't have any family records, so I am kind of starting from scratch.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.