Britannia Youngstown

Place Name: Britannia Youngstown

Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (common usage), Park (1982)

Name Origins:  Royal (British or Other)


As described in Naming Edmonton (see below) Britannia is the Latin term for Britain. As best as I can find from Wikipedia, Youngstown is an America town in New York State, named for John Young.

Cultural Affiliation: British, American

Gender: N/A

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

Britannia and Youngstown were originally two different subdivisions in the Town of Jasper Place. Britannia appears on early Edmonton maps (1912) and may have been named after the Latin term for Britain, Britannia. The name referred to the three countries of England, Scotland and Wales and was personified in a female figure. The neighbourhood was annexed to Edmonton in 1964. See Youngstown Industrial.

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