Bonthrone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Bonthrone family
The surname Bonthrone was first found in Northumberland where the name was originally Bontaveron. They moved north into Scotland where they settled about 1300 in Fife.
Important Dates for the Bonthrone family
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Bonthrone Spelling Variations
The name, Bonthrone, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Bonthron, Bonthrone, Bontaverone, Bontavern, Bonthorne, Bonthorn, Bonython and many more.
Early Notables of the Bonthrone family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bonthrone family
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 Bonthrone surname who came to North America were: Richard Bonython who settled in Maine in 1629.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bonthrone (post 1700)
- James "Jimmy" Bonthrone (1929-2008), Scottish professional footballer, coach and manager, member of the Scotland B National Team in 1953
Historic Events for the Bonthrone family
- Mr. Alex Bonthrone (1893-1914), American Second Class Passenger from Santa Barbara, California, United States who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking 
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