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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

VariantsBerry, Bourke English
Other Languages & CulturesBorghi Italian Borg Swedish
Entry updated October 20, 2016   Contribute