Early Origins of the Bonthourne family
Northumberland where the name was originally Bontaveron. They moved north into Scotland where they settled about 1300 in Fife.
Early History of the Bonthourne family
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Bonthourne Spelling Variations
The name Bonthourne, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Bonthron, Bonthrone, Bontaverone, Bontavern, Bonthorne, Bonthorn, Bonython and many more.
Early Notables of the Bonthourne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bonthourne family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Bonthourne family, or who bore a variation of the surname Bonthourne were Richard Bonython who settled in Maine in 1629.
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