Why was Pennsylvania named Pennsylvania?

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a Quaker named William Penn came to America to have his own religion. he got the land because the king had owned William's dead fathers money, so instead of giving William his fathers money he gave him the land in America.
since Williams thought that the land was going to filled with forests, William decided to name the state "Sylvania" which means forests in Latin. but the king said that his last name should be in the states name so to this day the state is called "Pennsylvania"
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How did Pennsylvania get its name?

Answer #1 Penn is for Admiral Sir William Penn. Pennsylvania means Penn'sWood. The original land grant for the territory went to WilliamPenn. William Penn was a man who stood

How was Pennsylvania named?

It was named after the founder William Penn and sylvania, which means forest, so basically "Penn's Forest".

Who was Pennsylvania named after?

William Penn (son) founded Pennsylvania. King Charles II named theland Pennsylvania after William Penn's father, Admiral Sir WilliamPenn, and himself. His last name is the fir

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Pennsylvania is a state in the United State It is bordered by New York, New Jersey, Ohio, West Virginia and Delaware.

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Why is pennsylvania named Pennsylvania?

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In the northeastern and Middle Atlantic region of the UnitedStates. It is one of the United States adjacent to New Jersey, New York,Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland.