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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
... 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 ...

More definitions of "burke":

  • (noun): English statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797).
    Synonyms: Edmund Burke
  • (verb): Murder without leaving a trace on the body.
  • (verb): Get rid of, silence, or suppress.
    Example: "Burke an issue"

Famous quotes containing the word burke:

    We know, and it is our pride to know, that man is by his constitution a religious animal.
    —Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity—the law of nature and of nations.
    —Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    We must soften into a credulity below the milkiness of infancy to think all men virtuous. We must be tainted with a malignity truly diabolical, to believe all the world to be equally wicked and corrupt.
    —Edmund Burke (1729–1797)