Was there an old york? Or just a york? If there wasn't then why is new york called new york? I need answers!!
People who leave their home country for a 'new world' tend to take the old place names with them. So the people who left Europe gave many of their new towns in America and Australia the name of the place they'd come from. At first, 'New York' was known as 'New Amsterdam', because it was founded by Dutch colonists. Later, I believe, English settlers bought it from them and changed the name to somewhere that sounded more 'English'.
There actually is a tiny settlement near Newcastle upon Tyne, England, which is also called New York!
The original York is in northern England. There was also a Duke of York who became King James I.
Here's some weird related trivia. As a gardener, I'm familiar with a flower called the New York aster. The latin name for it, though, is Aster Novi Belgi, which means New Belgium. I don't know what the connection is there. Could that have been the original idea for the name? New Belgium doesn't have quite the same ring... lol.
Well, back in Roman and Greek times there was like a main shopping center called York. You cold get like anything there. Trust me. I took Latin this year and that's one thing I learned.
It was originally called New Amsterdam, settled by the Dutch, it was later renamed New York for both Yorkshire, and the Duke of York, back when we were a British Colony.
Well its the same reason there is new england in usa!! Just because it is!! lol
it is named after york in great britain.
New York was originally New Amsterdam.