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Origin of "Delaware"

Delaware State Name Origin

Lord De La Warr (public domain image on Wikipedia).

What does "Delaware" mean?

The name "Delaware" originates from the Delaware River and Bay, which were named in honor of Sir Thomas West (Lord De La Warr), the first governor of the English colony at Jamestown, Virginia in 1610. All State Name Origins

Delaware was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on December 7, 1787 (statehood dates), and since 1933, Delaware's governors have proclaimed December 7 as "Delaware Day."