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The city of Yonkers, New York gets its name from a man named Adriaen van der Donck who was known by the locals as Jonker which the name Yonkers is derived from. Adriaen van der Donck purchased the land grant that Yonkers was built on in July 1645.

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What does yonkers mean?

The surname (last name) Yonkers is a version of a Dutch origin name. Other versions of the spelling of the surname: Yonker, Jonkers, Jonker, Jonckers, Johnckheer, Jonckeren, De Jonker, and De Jonckheer (with the "J" pronounced as a "Y".) The origin of the surname is from the Middle Dutch word "jonchêre," pronounces like "yonk-HEER" which meant "young lord." It was a medieval designation for a young nobleman. It was not a noble title, however. For some people and their children or the servants of a jonchêre, the appellation developed into a surname/family name. In the USA, there are a number of places named "Yonkers": Yonkers, Dodge County, Georgia; Yonkers, Westchester County, New York; Yonkers, Allegheny County, Maryland; Yonkers, Wagoner County, Oklahoma; plus other geographical features with Yonkers as part of the name. To find out how each place with the name "Yonkers" was named, you will need to consult a gazetteer for each state. A public library may hold the gazetteers you would need to consult.


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