Brunswick / New Brunswick
Brunswick is the Low German name for the city of Braunschweig and the surrounding duchy of Brunswick-Lüneberg. It is the ancestral home of the Hanoverian kings of England, George I through William IV. The Hanoverian Dynasty in England ended with the ascension of Victoria, who as a woman could not inherit the Hanoverian throne.
The Canadian province of New Brunswick was named in 1784 in honor of George III’s royal house.1
1Alan Rayburn, Dictionary of Canadian Place Names (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), 266;
Oxford English Dictionary, Brunswick1, 2nd Edition, 1989, Oxford University Press, accessed 22 Dec 2008
Illustrated Dictionary of Place Names: United States and Canada, edited by Kelsie B. Harder (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1976), 67.
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