Who is America Named After? Its not Amerigo Vespucci! Comments on Cecil's Columns/Staff Reports
Today I found out how the Americas got their name. Like most, I’ve known that the Americas were named after Amerigo Vespucci since my early education.
Dear Cecil: We all know that America was named for Amerigo Vespucci. What does Amerigo mean in Italian? — Dave Curwin, Newton, Massachusetts. Cecil replies:
Ocelot's_purr: Waldseemuller is generally credited with having invented the word "America". South America and North America were named after Amerigo Vespucci in 1507.
America is NOT a country. It is a continent. It includes many many countries, going grom Canada and Greenland in the north, to Chile and Argentina in the South.
Askville Question: Who Is America Named After? Surely not an Italian but Richard Ameryk, a Welshman. Here's the proof! : History
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Why was America named after Amerigo Vespucci? Comments on Cecil's Columns/Staff Reports
YESTERYEAR Just how did America get to be named after Amerigo Vespucci, who was fairly obscure? I understand that it may have been a blunder by an early map-maker.
Not the Italian merchant and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci, but Richard Ameryk, a Welshman and wealthy Bristol merchant.