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Bonthorne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Bonthorne family


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

Early History of the Bonthorne family


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Bonthorne Spelling Variations


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. Bonthorne occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Bonthron, Bonthrone, Bontaverone, Bontavern, Bonthorne, Bonthorn, Bonython and many more.

Early Notables of the Bonthorne family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bonthorne family to the New World and Oceana


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 Bonthorne, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Richard Bonython who settled in Maine in 1629.

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