Surname BURKE

SOURCE: Location
USAGE: English, Irish

Meaning & History

Derived from Middle English burgh meaning "fortress, fortification, castle". It was brought to Ireland in the 12th century by the Norman invader William FitzAdelm de Burgo.

Related Names

VARIANTS: Berry, Bourke (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Borghi (Italian), Borg (Swedish)