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Early Origins of the Bonthron family

The surname Bonthron 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 Bonthron family

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Bonthron Spelling Variations

The name Bonthron, 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 Bonthron family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bonthron 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 Bonthron family, or who bore a variation of the surname Bonthron were Richard Bonython who settled in Maine in 1629.

Contemporary Notables of the name Bonthron (post 1700)

  • William R "Bill" Bonthron (b. 1912), American track and field athlete, who won the Sullivan award as America's outstanding amateur athlete in 1934
  • Brett Bonthron, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of San Francisco
  • Bob Bonthron (b. 1880), Scottish footballer

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