How did New York get its name?


It's said that New York State got its name from the Duke of York and Albany, who received patent to New Netherland from his brother Charles II and sent an expedition to capture it in 1664.
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The state name of New York was named after York, England, to honor the Duke of York.
Origin of Name:
New York city was given that name to honor the Duke of York. He gained control back in the 17th century. It was at one time called New Amsterdam but it was changed to New York.
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