Hi - Just found your message. I don't think I can help you much, but as far as I know I am also related to Chopin! My great grandfathers name was Choppin and my grandmother (Miss Choppin) said that the family was related to Frederic Chopin. I was never able to find out any more about this, the hows and the whys etc, but it has continued to fascinate me. When looking at an old rare photograph of Chopin you can see a definate resemblance to my grandmother! I do know that the Chopin name was originally Chapin and the family originated from the French Alps. I would love to know more. Seeing your message got me quite excited as it could be possible that we are related in some way!