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About Bourkes...
Breanna Bourke
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"Bourke" is stemmed from "De Burgo", meaning of Burgos, which is in Castille y Leon. After Spain invaded Ireland under Queen Alexandria, The De Burgos bred with Irish people for centuries until they were eventually as Irish as the Irish... During this time the name De Burgo became Bourke, Burke, McGillick, or Gillick... McGillick/Gillick meant Son Of William, who was king of one of the provinces of Ireland. During the Potato Famine and Industrial Revolution in America, Many Bourkes came to America in search of a better life, entering through Ellis Island and re-distributing themselves wherever they saw fit.


Breanna Bourke
Colorado Springs, CO
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