Burke Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Burke Family History

If you are conducting some Burke family history research then you can view the Burke 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 Burke surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The names Burke and Bourke (a variant spelling) were introduced to Ireland by the Anglo-Normans. The de Burgo clan settled largely in Connaught and other variations of the name include Burgh and De Burgh.

A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Burke 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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