Burke Family History & Genealogy
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Most Common First Names
- John 6.4%
- William 4.2%
- Mary 4.2%
- James 3.9%
- Thomas 3.4%
- Edward 1.9%
- Joseph 1.7%
- Robert 1.7%
- Margaret 1.6%
- Michael 1.6%
Burke Last Name History & Origin
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These are the earliest records we have of the Burke family.
Burke Death Records & Life Expectancy
According to our database of 56,952 people with the last name Burke that have a birth and death date listed:
These are the longest-lived members of the Burke family on AncientFaces.
- Edmund Burke lived 108 years
- Kathryn Burke lived 108 years
- Marjorie E Burke lived 106 years
- Hartline Burke lived 107 years
- Dovie C Burke lived 106 years
- Irma H Burke lived 107 years
- Irene M Burke lived 105 years
- Vera Mary Burke lived 105 years
- William P Burke lived 105 years
- Josephine Burke lived 106 years
According to the 1881 census their father's name was Patrick.....born 1833 in Galway Ireland....their mother Elizabeth was born 1834 in Henley on Thames England....the children born to Elizabeth and Patrick were -
PATRICK born 1964 in Wordsley Staffordshire
JOHN born 1865 in Wordsley Staffordshire
Elizabeth born 1870 in Wordsley Staffordshire
Thomas born 1874 in Warrington Cheshire
James born 1876 in Warrington Cheshire (this is my great grandfather)
The dates of birth are calculated by their ages shown on the 1881 census....Patrick and John worked their passage to America in their early teens circs 1882......both were forge labourers and we believe one or maybe even both became iron bridge builders. I know that both married and had around ten children each. The only names we have are of three of John's children.....Elizabeth Ellen/ Ethel and Francis. I know that Elizabeth Ellen married and Edward J Fetherston as she kept in contact with my mum Winifred during WW2. The last known addresses I have of ELIZABETH ELLEN FETHERSTON (NEE BURKE) are as follows :-
1315 Atlantic Ave Atlantic City NJ around 1947
122N Brighton Ave Atlantic City NJ around 1950
Edward Fetherston died on the 3rd May 1950...further investigation has shown an SSDI entry for Elizabeth showing date of birth as 1914...social security number and place of issue as NJ and death in 1974 in VA but this is not confirmed. There is also an unconfirmed naturalisation entry for John Burke in Greene County MO in 1882.....one of the above photos of Elizabeth was taken in a photo studio in St Louis MO which fits in with the naturalisation entry for John Burke.
I am having no luck tracing anyone connected to these people so far.
If anyone has any information regarding these people or their descendants please email me below.
Would be very interested in any info on his parentage but would also like to connect with any descendants.