Sunday, September 25, 2011

Knickerbocker, is a surname that dates back to the early Dutch colonists in New York. The name translates as "marble baker" from the Dutch "knikker".

In 1809, Washington Irving published his satirical A History of New York under the pseudonym "Diedrich Knickerbocker", and since that time "Knickerbocker" has been used in various contexts as a name emblematic of New York City.

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