I'm just beginning to research my ancestory, and searched for 'Popham'. I was told by my mother that our family was descended from the Popham family - specifically "Admiral Popham, who served at Trafalgar".
The story also goes of a daughter who fell in love with a young man considered unnacceptable to the family's social standing, so she was told by her father to renounce her sweetheart or be disowned. She married him, and the family disowned her.
My grandmother was born Rosina Harris; 'Popham Harris' therefore caught my eye.
Is this the germ of something relevant to our research?