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'''Burke''' is the surname of a [[pure-blood]]<ref>Given that Herbert Burke married Belvina Black and that she was not disowned or removed from the Black tapestry for the marriage, it can be assumed that Herbert was pure-blood.</ref> [[Wizardkind|wizarding]] family.
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'''Burke''' is the surname of a [[pure-blood]]<ref>Given that Herbert Burke married Belvina Black and that she was not disowned or removed from the Black tapestry for the marriage, it can be assumed that Herbert was pure-blood.</ref> [[Wizardkind|wizarding]] family, and one of the [[Sacred Twenty-Eight]].
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They are related to the [[House of Black|Black]], [[Flint family|Flint]]<ref>[[House of Black|Black family tree]]</ref> and possibly the Malfoy families and they may be the co-owners of the [[Knockturn Alley]] shop ''[[Borgin and Burkes]]'', which specializes in [[Dark Arts#Dark Items|Dark artefacts]].
 
They are related to the [[House of Black|Black]], [[Flint family|Flint]]<ref>[[House of Black|Black family tree]]</ref> and possibly the Malfoy families and they may be the co-owners of the [[Knockturn Alley]] shop ''[[Borgin and Burkes]]'', which specializes in [[Dark Arts#Dark Items|Dark artefacts]].
   
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*[[Caractacus Burke]] — one of the original founders of [[Borgin and Burkes]]
 
*[[Caractacus Burke]] — one of the original founders of [[Borgin and Burkes]]
 
*[[Elizabeth Burke]] — a witch with a [[Portraits|portrait]] in the [[Slytherin Dungeon]] of [[Hogwarts Castle]] who encourages [[Slytherin]] students to be "mean to [[Mudblood]]s"
 
*[[Elizabeth Burke]] — a witch with a [[Portraits|portrait]] in the [[Slytherin Dungeon]] of [[Hogwarts Castle]] who encourages [[Slytherin]] students to be "mean to [[Mudblood]]s"
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*[[Belvina Burke's sons|Two sons of Herbert and Belvina Burke]]
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*[[Belvina Burke's daughter|Daughter of Herbert and Belvina Burke]]
 
*[[Herbert Burke]] — husband of Belvina Black
 
*[[Herbert Burke]] — husband of Belvina Black
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
''Burke'' is an old English term meaning "to murder by suffocation...for the purpose of obtaining a body to be sold for dissection". It can also be a variant of the British slang term ''berk'', meaning "idiot".<ref>[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/burke Wiktionary Definition: Burke]</ref> Burke is also a real surname common in Britain and Ireland. It comes from the Norman de Burgo which was Anglicised in Irish as de Búrca.
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''Burke'' is Anglo-Norman pronunciation of ''burgh'', which was "a topographical
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surname​ for someone who lived in a fortified place."<ref>[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Burke Wiktionary Definition: Burke]</ref> In Middle
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English, it meant a "fort or fortified town,"<ref>[http://surnames.behindthename.com/name/burke Behind The Name Definition: Burke]</ref> though in Old English, it meant "to murder by suffocation, or so as to produce
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few marks of violence, for the purpose of obtaining a body to be sold for dissection"
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or "to smother; to conceal, hush up, suppress." It can also be a variant of the
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British slang term ''berk'', meaning "idiot".<ref>[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/burke Wiktionary Definition: burke]</ref>
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Burke is also a real surname common in Britain and Ireland. It comes from the
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''Norman de Burgo'' which was Anglicised in Irish as ''de Búrca''.
   
 
In the real world, [[Wikipedia:Edmund Burke|Edmund Burke]], generally known only by his surname, was an Anglo-Irish political philosopher who argued in favour of traditional monarchism. Thus perhaps the Burke family having many members as pure blood supremacists is meant as an allusion to this historical figure.
 
In the real world, [[Wikipedia:Edmund Burke|Edmund Burke]], generally known only by his surname, was an Anglo-Irish political philosopher who argued in favour of traditional monarchism. Thus perhaps the Burke family having many members as pure blood supremacists is meant as an allusion to this historical figure.
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[[es:Familia Burke]]
 
[[fr:Famille Beurk]]
 
[[fr:Famille Beurk]]
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[[ru:Бурке]]
 
[[pl:Rodzina Burke]]
 
[[pl:Rodzina Burke]]
 
[[Category:Pure-blood families]]
 
[[Category:Pure-blood families]]

Latest revision as of 08:36, May 9, 2014

Elizabeth Burke full
Burke family
Family heritage
Blood status

Pure-blood

Notable family members
Status

Unknown

Relationships
Related families
Affiliation
House(s)

Slytherin

Loyalty

Borgin and Burkes

Burke is the surname of a pure-blood[1] wizarding family, and one of the Sacred Twenty-Eight.

They are related to the Black, Flint[2] and possibly the Malfoy families and they may be the co-owners of the Knockturn Alley shop Borgin and Burkes, which specializes in Dark artefacts.

Family MembersEdit

EtymologyEdit

Burke is Anglo-Norman pronunciation of burgh, which was "a topographical surname​ for someone who lived in a fortified place."[3] In Middle English, it meant a "fort or fortified town,"[4] though in Old English, it meant "to murder by suffocation, or so as to produce few marks of violence, for the purpose of obtaining a body to be sold for dissection" or "to smother; to conceal, hush up, suppress." It can also be a variant of the British slang term berk, meaning "idiot".[5] Burke is also a real surname common in Britain and Ireland. It comes from the Norman de Burgo which was Anglicised in Irish as de Búrca.

In the real world, Edmund Burke, generally known only by his surname, was an Anglo-Irish political philosopher who argued in favour of traditional monarchism. Thus perhaps the Burke family having many members as pure blood supremacists is meant as an allusion to this historical figure.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Given that Herbert Burke married Belvina Black and that she was not disowned or removed from the Black tapestry for the marriage, it can be assumed that Herbert was pure-blood.
  2. Black family tree
  3. Wiktionary Definition: Burke
  4. Behind The Name Definition: Burke
  5. Wiktionary Definition: burke

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