Place Name YORK

TYPE: Settlement & Political Subdivision
USAGE: English

Meaning & History

From Eboracum, the Latinized form of a Brythonic name like Eburacon meaning "yew". It was altered by association with Old English Eoforwic meaning "pig farm". This is the name of a city in northern England. The American city and state of New York were named after the Duke of York (James II of England).
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Eboracum (Ancient Celtic)
Entry added July 2, 2017