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Bonthron Early Origins



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.

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Bonthron Spelling Variations


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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.

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Bonthron Early History


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Bonthron Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bonthron research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1548, 1617, 1643 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Bonthron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bonthron Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bonthron Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bonthron Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bonthron (post 1700)


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Bonthron Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bonthron Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 22 May 2014 at 15:35.

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