Why is it called Yonkers New York?

Known as De Jonkeer, which means “the young gentleman” his estate was referred to as “De Jonkheer’s (or Jonkeer’s) Land” or as “Donckers.” The English shortened it to Yonkers. Sawmill – Van der Donck built a sawmill at the junction of the Hudson and Nepperhan Rivers, which is why it is now known as the Saw Mill River.

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