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
... 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:

    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
    —Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    By this unprincipled facility of changing the state as often, and as much, and in as many ways as there are floating fancies or fashions, the whole chain and continuity of the commonwealth would be broken. No one generation could link with the other. Men would become little better than the flies of a summer.
    —Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    We must not always judge of the generality of the opinion by the noise of the acclamation.
    —Edmund Burke (1729–1797)