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).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesEboracum(Ancient Celtic)
Given Name DescendantYork(English)
Surname DescendantYork(English)

Entry added July 2, 2017