Burke

Burke is an English variant of a surname that is common in England and Ireland which originates with the Cambro-Normans. In Old English, the name means "fortified hill". Variants include Bourke, de Burgo, Burgh, and De Burgh. Many Irish and English emigrants to Quebec and other francophone regions of Canada chose to change the spelling of the name to Bourque. Burke is an uncommon given name. Several localities around the world have been named Burke (see Burke (disambiguation)).

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Burke - Coat of Arms
... "Or, a gross gules in the dexter canton a lion rampant sable" According to legend, the coat of arms were given to a Burke Knight by Richard Couer de Lion during the Crusades ... It is said that a "de Burgh" was responsible for killing a Saracen Chief and astounded by his bravery, Richard drew a cross with the blood of the dead Saracen on de Burghs golden shield and said "these be thine arms forever" ...

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    It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.
    —Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

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