Early Origins of the Bonthurn family
Northumberland where the name was originally Bontaveron. They moved north into Scotland where they settled about 1300 in Fife.
Early History of the Bonthurn family
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Early Notables of the Bonthurn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bonthurn 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 Bonthurn family, or who bore a variation of the surname Bonthurn were Richard Bonython who settled in Maine in 1629.
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