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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Famous quotes containing the word burke:

    Whenever our neighbour’s house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to play a little on our own.
    —Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    Mere parsimony is not economy.... Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy.
    —Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    The objects of a financier are, then, to secure an ample revenue; to impose it with judgment and equality; to employ it economically; and, when necessity obliges him to make use of credit, to secure its foundations in that instance, and for ever, by the clearness and candour of his proceedings, the exactness of his calculations, and the solidity of his funds.
    —Edmund Burke (1729–1797)