Bonningtoune 1681 Retours (Fife) no. 1198 [Henry May of Bonningtoune in the lands of Brigtoune and Currieholl, which lands are now called Bonnington (nunc vocatis Bonningtoune), with common pasture of Threapmure and Currieholl, and pasture of Bougans of Cult (Bougans de Cults), with garbal teinds, in the barony of Cult (Cults), lordship of Culross (Coulrose)]
Bonnytown 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Bonnytown 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Bonningtown 1798 Sasines no. 5192 [Brigtown and Curriesholl called Bonningtown with common pasture on the Threapmuir and Curriesholl ...]
Bonington 1828 SGF
Bonnington 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Sc * bon(d)ytoun
‘Husbandman or smallholder farm’. There are six such names in Fife alone, for which see Taylor 1995a, 165. The first element derives from Sc bond ‘husbandman, smallholder’.
It was a division of the lands of Cult SLN.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 1