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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… Exeter and Plymouth Gazette – Friday 18 October 1895 Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.