where the name was originally Bontaveron. They moved north into
where they settled about 1300 in Fife.
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During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Bontaverume occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Bonthron, Bonthrone, Bontaverone, Bontavern, Bonthorne, Bonthorn, Bonython and many more.
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 illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Bontaverume, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Richard Bonython who settled in Maine in 1629.