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Origin and popularity of the name BURKE

Origin

Burke : 1: 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).2: German: variant of Burk.3: Americanized form of Norwegian Børke (see Borke).4: Americanized form of French Bourg or of its altered form Bourque.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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