where the name was originally Bontaveron. They moved north into
where they settled about 1300 in Fife.
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The name Bonthreynd, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Bonthron, Bonthrone, Bontaverone, Bontavern, Bonthorne, Bonthorn, Bonython and many more.
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 Bonthreynd family, or who bore a variation of the surname Bonthreynd were Richard Bonython who settled in Maine in 1629.