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  • Adolphus Burke (1897 - d.)
  • Adolphus Burke (c.1919 - d.)
    Witnesses at marriage of Adolphus Burke to Tricella Duhaney were Cornelius Muirhead and Isobella Douce. Isobella Douce (Morgan) was my great great grandfather Thomas Douce wife and Cornelius Muirhead w...
  • Trey Burke
    Alfonso Clark "Trey" Burke III (born November 12, 1992) is an American college basketball point guard with the Michigan Wolverines basketball team who is playing his sophomore season for the 2012ȁ...
  • Alice Maude Mendes (c.1881 - 1968)
  • Ann Lewis (deceased)

About the Burke surname

dweller at or near the burgh or stronghold (of the castle).

The name Burke is deriverd from the name De Burgo.

The de Burgo Civil War

This was the name given to a conflict in Ireland, sparked by the death of William Donn de Burgh, 3rd Earl of Ulster in 1333. His only child, Elizabeth, lived in England, and eventually married into the English Royal family but she was Countess in name only.

Various factions of the de Burghs fought with each other for control of the Earldom (the name by now had been Gaelisized to Burke depending whether they were under the lordship of Ulick in County Galway, or spelled Bourke if in County Mayo)5 The factions were headed by Sir Ulick Burke (d.1343), Sir Edmond Albanach Bourke (d.1375), and Sir Edmond de Burgh of Castleconnell (k.1338 – Sir Edmond of Castleconnell is the ancestor of the Bourkes of Clanwilliam in Munster).3