Bourke Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Bourke Family History

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?'



BOURKE

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.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Bourke Coat of Arms


Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Crosses Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades
The Lion Emblem of Deathless Courage
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