There are a number of theories about what the name actually means, but most historians agree it comes from one of the Indian (native American) tribes living there at the time when the Europeans arrived in the 1600s. The name itself probably means either "great hill" or "great mountain" (the settlements were located near what is today known as the Blue Hills). Massachusetts takes its name from the Massachusetts tribe of Native Americans, who lived in the Great Blue Hill region, south of Boston. The Indian term supposedly means "at or about the Great Hill," an apparent reference to the tallest of the Blue Hills, a recreation area south of the town of Milton.
There are, however, a number of interpretations of the exact meaning of the word.
Massachusetts real name is Plymouth
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
massachusetts bay colony
Bay state is the nickname of Massachusetts.
What's wrong with just calling it Massachusetts?
Plymouth was the first settlement in Massachusetts.
The American Revolution began in Massachusetts.
Boston is the capital city in Massachusetts.
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Massachusetts was named after a Massachusetts Tribe of Native Americans, meaning "at or about the great hill". Your Welcome , Alessandra
Massachusetts got its name because of Massachusetts Bay. Therefore it is now called the Bay State.
Yes, Massachusetts has a state tree. Its name is the American Elm.
The Boston Celtics are from Massachusetts.
Name for Massachusetts residentsthe demonym is; Bay Staters
Newtown (or "the Newe Towne") was the original name of Cambridge, Massachusetts. After the foundation there of Harvard College in 1636, the name was changed in 1638, in honour of Cambridge, UK, home of the famous University.
The State of Massachusetts got its name from the Massachusetts Bay which was given its name by the Pilgrim Fathers who founded the Plymouth Colony in 1620. They named the Bay after the the Algonquian Indians whose name was derived from mass-adchu-seuck or 'people from the big hill'.
Massachusetts was founded for religious freedom. The religions name was puritan that Winthrop studied.
The Chesapeake Bay is larger and better protected and Maryland deserves to be called the bay state but Massachusetts got the name on the books first as the Massachusetts Bay Colony so the name stuck.
The Bay State.