Bedoire family

The Bedoire family[needs IPA] is a Swedish family of French Huguenot ancestry. The Bedoire family is known for its economic activities and its ties to several prominent Stockholm families of economic influence, e.g. Toutin, Lefebure, Pauli, Campbell, Montgomery, Jennings and Finlay.[1][2] One member of the Bedoire family was ennobled, Jean de Bedoire, Sweden's envoy to Portugal, while the others remained members of the bourgeoisie.

Swedish family
Place of originSaintonge, France
Founded17th century


Charlotta Bedoire (1725–1809)
Maria Juliana Bedoire

The Bedoire family traces its origin to the historical province of Saintonge, from where the first member of the Bedoire family emigrated to Sweden, Jean Bedoire (–1721).[2] François "Frans" Bedoire (1690–1743) and Jean Bedoire the Younger were both engaged in economic activities where they had made fortunes.

De Bedoire branchEdit

De Bedoire branch of the Bedoire family was created in 1777 when Sweden's envoy to Portugal, and titular governor, Jean de Bedoire was ennobled on 7 May 1777. The De Bedoire branch went extinct when he died on 30 December 1800.[3]



  1. ^ ""Borgarfolk". Familjen Bedoire's kvinnogrenar". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). 14 June 1900. Retrieved 2 April 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Bedoire, släkt". Svenskt biografiskt lexikon (in Swedish). National Archives of Sweden. Retrieved 2 April 2022.
  3. ^ "De Bedoire nr 2133 - Biografiska anteckningar". Retrieved 2022-04-02.

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