York

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From Old Norse Jórvík, from Old English Eoforwīċ, from Latin Eborācum, from Brythonic Eborakon (compare Old Welsh Caer Ebrauc, mod. Efrog), from eburo 'yew; black alder' (compare Welsh efwr, Breton evor).

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York

  1. A city in North Yorkshire, England.
  2. The House of York, a dynasty of English kings and one of the opposing factions involved in the 15th century Wars of the Roses. The name comes from the fact that its members were descended from Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York; their symbol was a white rose.
  3. Former name of Toronto (used before 1834).
  4. A habitational surname from the city or the county; See also Yorke.

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