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Bontavern Early Origins



The surname Bontavern was first found in Northumberland where the name was originally Bontaveron. They moved north into Scotland where they settled about 1300 in Fife.

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Bontavern Spelling Variations


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Bontavern Spelling Variations



Although the name, Bontavern, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Bonthron, Bonthrone, Bontaverone, Bontavern, Bonthorne, Bonthorn, Bonython and many more.

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Bontavern Early History


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Bontavern Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bontavern research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1548, 1617, 1643 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Bontavern History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bontavern Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bontavern Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bontavern Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Bontavern family name Bontavern, or who bore a variation of the surname were Richard Bonython who settled in Maine in 1629.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Bontavern Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bontavern Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 22 May 2014 at 15:35.

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