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I found the following history and origin of the names Minneola and Mineola.
Florida League of Cities
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City of Minneola
"Minneola was originally in Sumter County, until the boundary was
moved. Its name is a Dakota Indian word meaning "many waters.""
Minneola, Lake County
"In 1882, George W. Hull, a Canadian by birth, came here from Duluth,
Minnesota. He made a survey and map of the town and, at the
instigation of his wife, gave it the name of Minneola, a name which is
found in several states and is a Dakota Indian word meaning "many
HISTORY OF MINEOLA - The ?Friendly Village?
The Algonquin Indians who gave this vast plain its name first inhabited Mineola.
GETTING OUR NAME
"MINEOLA is part of the land Henry Hudson claimed in September 1609
for the Dutch East India Company. The first settlers who arrived in
1637 were farmers. They called this area ?Hempstead Plains.?
The town grew slowly with little documented on it until 1844. At this
time the first post office was established and the town was then named
?Hempstead Branch? but was most referred to it by it?s nickname-?The
Branch?. On June 12, 1858, ?The Branch? was officially named
?Mineola.? The name was derived from the Algonquin Indian word
?Meniolagamika? which means ?a friendly or pleasant village?.
Long Island Exchange
MINEOLA, LONG ISLAND
"Mineola is a village located in Nassau County, New York, USA."
"The name is derived from a native word meaning a "pleasant place.""
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