I have been researching the Hope Family since early 2000, but have only recently discovered that my ggrandfather, Alfred was born in Hay, Breconshire, Wales to the John Hope famlly.
There are just too many names that coincide with later family names like Fannie, John Edwin, Hannah, and Edwin Meredith, not to be connected.
Alfred moved to Canada and married Mary Ellis, my ggrandmother. They had a daughter Fannie who was my grandmother.
I realzie that 13 years since your original post, but if you are still interested in comparing records, I will be happy to do so.