The origin of the name America

The origin of the name America

Postby Americalex » Nov 01, 2013 12:53 pm

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http://www.uhmc.sunysb.edu/surgery/america.html

Equally as amazing as the Amerrique theory, the little-known theory that "America" derives from the name of a Bristol-based Welshman, Richard Ameryk, emerged early in the 20th century. It constitutes an incredible Anglicization of the New World — and would, for obvious reasons, infuriate Carew. The theory was developed by Alfred E. Hudd, a member of the Clifton Antiquarian Club, which in 1910 published his work in its proceedings; the paper, "Richard Ameryk and the Name America," had been read to the group two years before. Hudd opens with a reference to Bristol's 1897 celebration of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of North America by John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto), the Italian navigator and explorer who had sailed for England, laying the groundwork for the later British claim to Canada. For his achievement Cabot received a handsome pension conferred upon him by the King, from the hands of the Collectors of Customs of the Port of Bristol. One of these officials, the senior of the two, who was probably the person who handed over the money to the explorer, was named Richard Ameryk (also written Ap Meryke [Welsh] on one deed, and elsewhere written Amerycke) who seems to have been a leading citizen of Bristol at the time. Hudd claims that the name given to the newly found land by the discoverer was "Amerika," in honor of the official from whom he received his pension.

On his return to England the flamboyant Cabot, who dressed in silk, was celebrated as "the Great Admiral." He had a reputation for his extravagance. He purportedly gave one of the islands he explored to a friend, another to his barber, and also promised some Italian friars that they could be bishops. Hudd reasons that if Cabot were so free with his gifts to his poorer friends, it is easy to understand his wish to show gratitude to the King's official, and that he may well have done so by conferring his name on "the new Isle" which, it was thought, lay off the coast of China — Cabot never realized that he had found a continent.

This lends further credence to the notion that Canada + USA = America. Not only because of the obvious links to English-Canada and the United States, but also Quebec through its Welsh connection. Welsh is Brythonic so is Britanny in Western France, where around 15% of French settlers came from.. known for its region called "Armorica"!

This of course flies in the very face of the socialist narrative concerning the inferior supposition that somehow the name of the explorer Amerigo is what became America, a surely accepted understanding for a long period of time, one that may not be sufficiently anchored in the Truth for a capitalist however!

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Re: The origin of the name America

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Re: The origin of the name America

Postby Americalex » Nov 19, 2013 12:32 pm

Is this his family crest?

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This one is even closer because of the color scheme.
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