There are many ways to spell the name COBHAM. The Lancashire COBHAM, which I come from were centered around the village of Mawdesley in South West Lancashire. It was once the center of a thriving Basket Making industry. My ancestors, including my dad, were all Master Basket Makers!! (I am not). Mawdesley was a very 'broad' dialect speaking area. If a new vicar had to register a Birth, etc, it must have been very difficult to get any consistence in the spelling. The origins of the name are lost in time, but suspected to have come from the form of CUBBIN. 1) The Mawdesley Registers interchange the name Cobham & Cubbin regularly. 2) CUBBIN, an Isle of Man name, could have been the person who settled in Mawdesley. The local Gentry was the Earl of Darby, who just also happened to be the King of Man!!
For this reason, I suspected my Ancestors came from the Isle of Man.
If this was true, I suspected (and hoped) that I could be a VIKING (Norwegian).
The Isle of Man had became Viking when the Norsemen where ejected from Dublin in 942AD. After this, they moved to my part of the Lancashire coast, and the nearby Wirral Peninsular.
Before Dublin, the Vikings came down from Iceland, and before Iceland, they came from Norway.
(Don't confuse me with the Denmark Vikings. They invaded the Eastern part of England).
In the past year I have visited Norway, and Iceland, twice. I was convinced I was Viking.
DNA test & results
(result to be posted here, soon)