Bonthrolm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Bonthrolm family
The surname Bonthrolm 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 Bonthrolm family
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Bonthrolm Spelling Variations
Although the name, Bonthrolm, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Bonthron, Bonthrone, Bontaverone, Bontavern, Bonthorne, Bonthorn, Bonython and many more.
Early Notables of the Bonthrolm family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bonthrolm family
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 cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Bonthrolm family name Bonthrolm, or who bore a variation of the surname were Richard Bonython who settled in Maine in 1629.