Origin of "New York"

New York State Name Origin


New York geology and topography

New York state geology and topography map courtesy of USGS: A Tapestry of Time and Terrain

What does "New York" mean?

New York was named after the English Duke of York and Albany (and the brother of England's King Charles II) in 1664 when the region called New Amsterdam was taken from the Dutch. The state was a colony of Great Britain until it became independent on July 4, 1776. All State Name Origins

New York


State of New York USA (public domain image).

State of New York USA