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
... 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word burke:

    It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
    —Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    Young man, there is America, which at this day serves for little more than to amuse you with stories of savage men and uncouth manners.
    —Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    In effect, to follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of the community, is the true end of legislature.
    —Edmund Burke (1729–1797)