where the name was originally Bontaveron. They moved north into
where they settled about 1300 in Fife.
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The name, Bonthyrne, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Bonthron, Bonthrone, Bontaverone, Bontavern, Bonthorne, Bonthorn, Bonython and many more.
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 Bonthyrne surname who came to North America were: Richard Bonython who settled in Maine in 1629.