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Colony Names SS

A StudyStack for how the 13 colonies got their names.

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What did the colony of Massachusetts Bay/Plymouth get its name from? The Indian tribe in the area named the Massachusett, which means "near the great hill", referring to the Blue Hills southwest of Boston.
What did the colony of New Hampshire get its name from? The English county Hampshire.
What did the colony of Rhode Island get its name from? It was named roodt eylandt by Adrian Block the Dutch explorer- meaning "Red Island".
What did the colony of Connecticut get its name from? Indians named Connecticut with an Algonquin word which means "land on long tidal river".
What did the colony of New York get its name from? It was named after the Duke of York. Also, Albany was named after the brother of King Charles II.
What did the colony of Delaware get its name from? Explorer Samuel Argall named the Delaware River and Bay for the governor of Virginia- Thomas West or Lord De La Warr.
What did the colony of New Jersey get its name from? The island of Jersey in the English Channel.
What did the colony of Pennsylvania get its name from? William Penn named it in honor of his father. He combine Penn and the Latin term "sylvania" meaning "woodlands" to make "Penn's Woodlands".
What did the colony of Virginia get its name from? The virgin Queen of England Elizabeth I.
What did the colony of Maryland get its name from? In honor of King Charles' wife Queen Henrietta Maria (Queen Mary).
What did the colony of North Carolina get its name from? In honor of Charles IX of France, Charles I of England, and Charles II of England; since the term Carolous is Latin for Charles.
What did the colony of South Carolina get its name from? In honor of Charles IX of France, Charles I of England, and Charles II of England; since the term Carolous is Latin for Charles.
What did the colony of Georgia get its name from? In honor of King George II.
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