Why is New Jersey called New Jersey?
It Was a gift to the family de cartret from the king of England Charles the 2nd de cartret are a family from jersey CI that belongs to the English crown.
Because they named it after an island in the United Kingdom called Jersey.
As in New York, New Jersey refers to a place in the country that the founders were from. Also, ther used to be an island called Jersey, though I'm not sure if it exists anymore. I believe it was off the coast of England but again, not sure. Yes, Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands - located in the English Channel, between France and England. Jersey very much still exists!! I should know…
In New Jersey, there is large portion of pine tree forests called the Pine Barrens. Local legend tells of the New Jersey Devil, a large devil-like monster (like the mothman) who is said to live in the pine barrens and has for centuries. The New Jersey Devil is a big legend in NJ, so it's only fitting the team would be called the New Jersey Devils.