Coat of Arms: Red cross on a gold shield with a black lion rampant in the top left corner.
Crest: A mountain cat chained.
Motto: Ung roy ung foy ung loy
Suggested Readings for the name burke
"Burk(e) Family of Southwest Virginia and the Valley" by John A. Kelly, "A Family Tree" by James Robert Harrington.
Some noteworthy people of the name burke
Delta burke (1956-) American actress
Edmund burke (1729-1797) Irish politician
Edmund burke (1729-1797) Irish statesman and philosopher
John burke (1787-1848) Irish genealogist
John Bernard burke (1814-1892) Irish genealogist
Robert O'Hara burke (1820-1861) Irish traveller and explorer of Australia
Thomas burke (1886-1945) English writer
Thomas Henry burke (1829-1882) English politician
William burke (1792-1829) Irish murderer with his partner Hare
Martha Jane burke (c.1852-1903) American original name of Calamity Jane
Origin Displayed: Irish
Spelling variations include: de Burgh, Burke, Bourke, Burk, Bourk, Gillick and many more.
First found in county Galway where they had been granted lands by Strongbow, the Earl of Pembroke, for their assistance in the invasion of Ireland in 1172.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Ann Burk who settled in Virginia in 1647; James and Tobias Burk settled in the Barbados in 1680, with their servants; Elizabeth Burk settled in Maryland in 1774.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Motto Translated: One king, one faith, one law.
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