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How did The Bronx get its name?

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October 29, 2010 12:44AM

The Bronx got its name from the farm of Jonas Bronck. As The Bronx at that time was nearly completely uninhabited except for Jonas Bronck and his family, visitors who went there would say, "we're going to the Bronck's farm," like you would say, "we're going to the Mulligan's house." Later the name was shortened from the Bronck's to The Bronx.