If you are conducting some Bourke family history research then you can view the Bourke coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Bourke surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names Burke and Bourke,
a variant spelling, were introduced
to Ireland by the Anglo-Normans in
the twelfth century.
These names derive from de Burgo
Septs of which settled largely in
the province of Connaught.
Other variations of the name
include Burgh and De Burgh.
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Crosses||Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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