How did New Jersey get its name?


James, brother of King Charles II of England and King of New York, was the one who named New Jersey. He had been given the place by his brother and later gave it to Lord John Berkeley and Sir George Carteret. James named the colony New Jersey to honour Carteret, who had been the Governor of Jersey, a British island in the English Channel.
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The state name of New Jersey was named after the British Channel Island of Jersey.
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