Get a map and look up lincolnshire on the east coast of England
I think youll reconise some of these places
The people who founded the cities in America were born in these places then emigrated to the USA. New York is a village of 80 people. A bit different to your New York. Boston has a population of 20.000. Lincoln 100.000 and lincolnshires overall population is 450.000. Some years ago some people sailed to America and founded these settlements.
Does that make it clearer, try looking in an atlas.