Ockham Geography Facts:
- Ockham is a tiny English village in Surrey, England.
- It is situated near East Horsley, with other nearby villages including Effingham, Ripley & Wisley.
- Ockham Common is the site of the disused Wisley Airfield.
- Ockham also has a small church called "All Saints" (pictured).
- Current population half size of that in 1887.
- Ockham appears in Domesday Book (1086) as Bocheham.
- There has also been a parish church in Ockham since Domesday times.
- The church building today probably dates back to 13th century.
- Ockham was also the birthplace of William of Ockham.
- In 1887 the population of Ockham was recorded as being 549 people.
- Ada Lovelace - Only legitimate child of poet Lord Byron, and computer wizard, lived at Ockham Park.
- William of Ockham - Famous philosopher and originator of Occam's Razor.
- In some respects the modern computer is said to have 'begun' in Ockham, as Ada Lovelace was writing programs for Charles Babbage in 1843.
- The Ockham name is also used for the programing language known as 'Occam,' from William of Ockham's Occam's razor.
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