Origin of New Englandso named by Captain John Smith
New EnglandNew England
A region of the northeast United States consisting of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
- New Eng′land·er
- Was on the 9th of January 1689; he was active in influencing the Commons to vote (1689) that the New England charters should be restored; and he published A Narrative of the Miseries of New-England, By Reason of an Arbitrary Government Erected there Under Sir Edmund Andros (1688), A Brief Relation for the Confirmation of Charter Privileges (1691), and other pamphlets.