I think it came from the American Revolution. The "Patriots" were people from England who were in what is now the U.S.(some were in New England), and beleived that they no longer were citizens of England. They fought against the British in the Revolutionay War and won.
Boston patriots were the old name of the patriots.
A New England Patriots name is Logan Mankins.
The Boston Patriots.
The first name the Patriots had was the Boston Patriots. They used the name the Boston Patriots from 1960-1970. In 1971, following the franchises move out of the Boston Metro area to Foxboro MA, the team changed their name to the New England Patriots.
They were originally the Oilers but the name changed to the Patriots
The New England Patriots.
The New England Patriots have had the name Patriots since 1960. They were originally named the Boston Patriots, but in 1971 it was changed to the New England Patriots.
The Boston Patriots
the Boston Patriots
Boston Patriots is their original name.
The New England Patriots are located in Foxboro, MA.
Loyalists were American colonists who supported the English as opposed to Patriots who supported independence from England.
The name Patriots was used after a fan vote.
Locals voted on the name of the new AFL team from Boston, the Boston Patriots was the most popular
The original name was the Boston patriots named for all the patriots from the American revolution
The only nick name the organization has had is the Patriots. The team was originally known as the Boston Patriots The team was renamed the New England Patriots in 1971.They got the name from England. (HISTORY CHECK) When America went to war with England to gain independence, England fought under the nickname "The Patriots" (hints the name "New England Patriots"). Funny how stuff like that works, huh?
Two reason # People were actually killed in the riot # The patriots wanted more people to come to their side of thinking so if they named it a massacre then stronger emotions would be aroused.
1971. In February the name was changed to Bay State Patriots, but after a month it was changed to New England Patriots.
A fan vote was undertaken when the club was founded in 1959 and votes favored the name Patriots. They were the Boston Patriots until moving from Boston to Foxboro in 1971.
The Patriots Stadium is called Gillette Stadium.
The New England Patriots star quarterbacks last name is Brady.
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The name was chosen in 1960 by a fan vote.