Help fixing Earls of Clanricarde LNABs

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Starting in the middle, John was the son of Michael Bourke, 10th Earl of Clanricarde and succeeded his father as 11th Earl of Clanricarde in 1726, legally changed his family's name to "de Burgh" in 1752. I noticed as I checked the line most of the LNABs are incorrect - I tagged a bunch and there's a couple of gaps but I thought I'd ping this since its a little odd.

The CP has the first Earl of the 1543 creation [Ireland] as Bourke or de Burgh. After the death of the 1st Marquess and the reversion to the 6th Earl, the surname is Bourke up to John above, who legally changed his name to de Burgh and finally the 15th Earl/2nd Marquess changed it to de Burgh-Canning, who fortunately didn't have any heirs. 

I assume the LNAB should be changed to Bourke for the 1st - 11th Earl, and Burgh from 12-15, with a CLN of de Burgh up to the 2nd Marquess. Maybe Earl 1-5 should have the OLN de Burgh? The common errors are either caps De Burgh or a variation of Bourke (e.g. Burke) - thanks!

WikiTree profile: John de Burgh
in Genealogy Help by Kirk Hess G2G6 Mach 6 (64.1k points)
I haven't look at these people - but have you checked for side ways steps between siblings or cousins in the family? That sometimes accounts for differences in family names in a string of inherited titles.
I think it has more to do with how their name was Latinised from Irish after the Tudor conquest of Ireland - their Irish name was de BĂșrca.

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Thanks Kirk, for looking into this.  We'll see if anyone changes the LNAB according to the notes you have provided.

Otherwise unfortunately it might have to go on the figurative long list of name and other changes that need to be made to Euroaristo profiles.
by John Atkinson G2G6 Pilot (466k points)
selected by Kirk Hess

Thanks John. This is another branch of the Norman de Burgh family in Ireland - I noticed after I wrote the G2G some other reputable sources (e.g Dictionary of National Biography) confusingly have Burke as the surname for this Clanricarde/co..Galway family while they have the Mayo family as Bourke. 

That explains why I have both spellings of Bourke/Burke in my family timeline coming from that area. It's been extremely confusing for both my Uncle and myself to trace the correct lineage. However, I keep coming back to Mayo.

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