Burke (name)

Burke (name)

Burke is an Irish Gaelic surname originating with "de Burca" from the Anglo-Normans. In English, the name means "fortified hill". Variants include "de Burgo", "Burgh", and "De Burgh". Burke is an uncommon given name. People with the name Burke include: [cite web |url=http://www.irishsurnames.com/cgi-bin/gallery.pl?name=clarke&capname=Clarke&letter=c&user=IIS&refer=ISP&item=ss |title=Clarke coat of arms, family crest and family history |publisher=irishsurnames.com |accessdate=2007-12-30]

Family name
name =Burke

pronunciation =
meaning ="fortified hill"
region =Ireland
origin =
related names =
footnotes =

*Alafair Burke, a mystery novel writer and Court TV commentator, daughter of James Lee Burke
*Alvin Burke, Jr., a professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment
*Anna Burke, Australian politician
*Arleigh Burke, former Admiral of the United States Navy and Chief of Naval Operations
*Augustus Nicholas Burke, an Irish painter
*Bernard Burke, i.e. Sir John Bernard Burke, British genealogist, editor of "Burke's Peerage"
*Brian Burke, an Australian politician
*Brooke Burke, an actress and model
*Charles Burke, several people including:
**Charles H. Burke, an American politician
**Charles Burke (British Army officer), British Army officer
*Cheryl Burke, a professional dancer
*Chris Burke, several people including:
**Chris Burke (baseball), professional American baseball player
**Chris Burke (footballer), Scottish football player
*Clem Burke, a drummer for the group Blondie
*David Burke, various people of that name
*Delta Burke, actress
*Don Burke, an Australian television personality
*Douglas Burke, an American water polo player
*Edmund Burke, an Anglo-Irish statesman and political philosopher
*Edward Burke disambiguation (several like-named men)
*Elijah Burke, American professional wrestler
*Frank W. Burke, Louisville mayor and U.S. Representative from Kentucky
*Henry Burke, i.e. Sir Henry Farnham Burke, British genealogist, Garter Principal King of Arms
*James Burke (science historian), British author and television producer
*James A. Burke, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts
*James Lee Burke, an American author and mystery writer
*Jamie Burke, a Major League Baseball catcher for the Seattle Mariners
*Jason Burke, author
*John Burke (disambiguation) (several like-named men)
*Joseph Burke (several people)
*Karen Burke, Canadian gospel singer
*Kathy Burke, English actress, comic and theatre director
*Kenneth Burke, American literary theorist and philosopher
*Kevin Burke, Irish fiddler
*Matthew Burke, Australian rugby union footballer
*Mick Burke, English rugby league footballer
*Peter Burke, British historian
*Pat Burke, Irish basketball player
*Peter J. Burke, American social psychologist and identity theorist
*Raymond Burke (clarinetist), New Orleans jazz clarinetist
*Raymond Leo Burke, Archbishop of St. Louis
*Robert O'Hara Burke, Australian explorer
*Séamus Burke, Irish politician
*Sean Burke, NHL goalie for the Los Angeles Kings
*Terry Burke, Australian politician
*Thomas Burke, disambiguation (several like-named men)
*Tom Burke, disambiguation (several like-named men)
*Tony Burke, Australian politician
*William Burke, one of the two West Port murderers


ee also

* Clan Burke, family of Irish origin
* Bourke
* Berkley
* Burk
* Berg
* Burgos
* de Burgos
* Burgh
* de Burgh

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