Origin of New Brunswicknamed to honor George III, who was also elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg province of SE Canada, on the Gulf of St. Lawrence: 28,354 sq mi (73,437 sq km); pop. 738,000; cap. Fredericton: abbrev. NB
- Abbr. NB A province of eastern Canada on the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Part of French Acadia and then the province of Nova Scotia, it became a separate province in 1784 after an influx of Loyalists from the newly independent United States. New Brunswick joined Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Ontario to form the confederated Dominion of Canada in 1867. Fredericton is the capital.
- A city of central New Jersey on the Raritan River southwest of Newark. Settled in 1681, it is home to Rutgers University (founded in 1766).