The Pienaar surname comes from the Old French word "pinard", which was a small medieval coin, so called because it bore a pine cone. The name Pienaar is thought to have evolved from a
, perhaps for a rich man, or a miser.
at the seigneurie of la Croix.
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of this family name include: Pinard, Pinart, Pina, Pinar, du Pinard, du Pinard, Val Pinard, Val Pinart, de Pinard, de Pinart and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Louis Pinard, who arrived in Quebec 1656 from Aunis on the west coast of France but this is more likely to be a port of departure rather than the home province.