Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. BERN-a-dot (Swedish)
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Contributor Contrib.Alexis Ostergaard on 8/2/2016
Possibly from the name of a historical province in Southern France named Béarn. This was originally a French non-noble surname. French general Jean Baptise Bernadotte (1763-1844) became the king of Sweden as Charles XIV John (Swedish: Karl XIV Johan) in 1818 and founded the current royal house in Sweden, House of Bernadotte.