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Burke

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Bourke, De Búrca, de Burgh

 

De Búrca was originally de Burgo, and is the most common Irish name of Norman origin. The Burke name is most often associated with the province of Connacht where the family was granted large tracts of land during the 12th century following the Anglo-Norman invasion. Today, it is ranked as fourteenth most numerous surname in Ireland, and remains strongest in its homeland of county Galway in the west (read more on the Burke name history in Ireland).