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‘An Awkward Change of Name’ – the Assassin Brothers Decide to Change Their Surname…

Given the BNA Team’s interest in family history, we’re always very intersted in reading historical newspaper stories about surnames.

Here’s a fascinating story from 1895 about the move by the Assassin brothers to change their surname to the seemingly unoffensive ‘Berge’ – and their melancholic discovery that this might not have been the best of moves…

historical newspaper report on The Assassin brothers

Exeter and Plymouth Gazette – Friday 18 October 1895

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000510/18951018/060/0008

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