Burke Family History & Genealogy

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Burke Last Name History & Origin

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Updated May 19, 2020

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Famous People named Burke

Thomas Burke was the first governor of North Carolina.

Early Burkes

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1685 - November 1769
1781 - 1883
1787 - 1869
1788 - 1873
1794 - 1877
1796 - 1878
1798 - 1872
1798 - 1877
1800 - 1883
1800 - 1884

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Sample of 20 Burke Biographies

1868 - Unknown
Jul 23, 1927 - Sep 10, 2007
Mar 22, 1917 - November 1986
Sep 4, 1904 - January 1966
Jul 22, 1891 - December 1967
Jul 5, 1922 - January 1969
Aug 16, 1905 - March 1985
Jun 15, 1926 - November 1982
Nov 7, 1881 - September 1970
Feb 26, 1932 - Dec 21, 2007
Aug 19, 1920 - Aug 4, 1999
Aug 15, 1894 - September 1983
Aug 20, 1931 - Feb 15, 2005
Jan 29, 1928 - Oct 20, 2003
c. 1965 - Unknown
c. 1880 - Jun 16, 1939
Unknown - Unknown
Oct 4, 1949 - May 28, 2012
1894 - 1959
c. 1939 - Unknown

Burke Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Burke family member is 68.4 years old according to our database of 56,952 people with the last name Burke that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

68.4 years

Oldest Burkes

These are the longest-lived members of the Burke family on AncientFaces.

Feb 13, 1878 - August 1986
108 years
Oct 16, 1878 - February 1986
107 years
Apr 8, 1895 - Jul 28, 2001
106 years
Dec 24, 1902 - Apr 14, 2009
106 years
Jan 21, 1905 - May 4, 2011
106 years
Dec 29, 1887 - February 1994
106 years
May 17, 1903 - Nov 7, 2008
105 years
May 25, 1903 - Sep 10, 2008
105 years
Mar 15, 1888 - Oct 14, 1993
105 years
Oct 13, 1884 - January 1990
105 years

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Unknown User
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Patrick Burke immigrated/or became a citizen in 1866. He was married to Bridget (McGuire) (sp?) and living in Pennsylvania by 1875 when his son John was born. He later moved to California where his second son Henry Joseph was born in 1879. I acquired this information from local census records, and I have more questions than answers at this point. I am related to his 4th child, a daughter named Mary L. Burke who married a Wesley Orth Kimberling in Stockton CA in 1903.
Dec 01, 2002 · Reply
Unknown User
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Am looking for any information on a Patrick or John Burke who emigrated to America.....the information I have so far is as follows -

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.
Dec 01, 2002 · Reply
Unknown User
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Finally after over 2 years of searching I have found some descendants of John Francis Burke....though am still looking for other members including descendants of his brother Patrick Burke and also of Elizabeth Ellen Fetherston (Burke)
Dec 01, 2002 · Reply
Stacey Ashford
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I am searching for any information out there on a Bessie Burke. I know that she was born about 1874..during a census, her son's entry they listed parents place of birth and hers said Wi or England. She married James Patrick Sullivan 1/1899 It was her 2nd marriage. Bessie and James Patrick had a son James Fitz born 3/24/1901. After James Patrick died in 1906, a flood swept through their town of Ontario Wisconsin and Bessie took the children to Fort Dodge Iowa.
Feb 08, 2004 · Reply
Kim Howard
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I am looking for info a John Washington Burke b.c1809 who married Margaret Crowson in Ashe Co. NC. Their children were Wm. E., Charles Henry, Laura (Peppers?), Alex, Tom, Francis (Litz).
Would be very interested in any info on his parentage but would also like to connect with any descendants.
Apr 21, 2006 · Reply

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