Early Origins of the Bonthreint family
Northumberland where the name was originally Bontaveron. They moved north into Scotland where they settled about 1300 in Fife.
Early History of the Bonthreint family
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Early Notables of the Bonthreint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bonthreint family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. 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." Among the early settlers bearing the Bonthreint surname who came to North America were: Richard Bonython who settled in Maine in 1629.
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