"Burkes" redirects here. For the suburb of Dunedin, New Zealand, see Burkes, New Zealand. Burke's Peerage publishes authoritative, in-depth historical guides to the royal and titled families of the United Kingdom, such as Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, and of many other countries. Founded in 1826 by Irish genealogist John Burke, and continued by his son, Bernard Burke. Revised editions were frequently published by H.