Burke Family History
Burke Name Meaning
English and Irish (of Anglo-Norman origin): habitational name from Burgh (Castle) in Suffolk England. Burk represents an Anglo-Norman pronunciation of Old English burg Middle English burgh ‘fortification’ (see Burgh ). German: variant of Burk . Americanized form of Norwegian Børke (see Borke ). Americanized form of French Bourg or of its altered form Bourque .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press