Other Forms FormsBild, Bilde, Bille
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Meaning & History
Bildt is a Danish-Swedish-Norwegian noble family originating from Jutland in Denmark and now domiciled in Bohus county in southwest Sweden. The Norwegian branch of the family died out in the beginning of the 18th century. According to legend, the first ancestor was Sigurd Bilder of Sogn in Norway. Famous bearers of the name is Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister of Sweden (1991-1994) and former Minister of Foreign Affairs (2006-2014), as well as Gillis Bildt also former Prime Minister of Sweden (1888-1889).