Pinard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Pinard surname comes from the Old French word "pinard", which was a small medieval coin, so called because it bore a pine cone. The name Pinard is thought to have evolved from a nickname, perhaps for a rich man, or a miser.

Early Origins of the Pinard family

The surname Pinard was first found in Maine where they held a family seat at the seigneurie of la Croix.

Early History of the Pinard family

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Pinard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pinard, Pinart, Pina, Pinar, du Pinard, du Pinard, Val Pinard, Val Pinart, de Pinard, de Pinart and many more.

Early Notables of the Pinard family (pre 1700)

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United States Pinard migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pinard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jean Francois Pinard, who settled in Philadelphia in 1804
  • Jean Frans Pinard, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]

Canada Pinard migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pinard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Louis Pinard, who arrived in Quebec 1656 from Aunis on the west coast of France
  • Louis Pinard, son of Jean and Marguerite, who married Marie-Madeleine Hertel, daughter of Jacques and Marie, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 29th October 1658 [2]
  • Antoine Pinard, son of Louis and Marie-Madeleine, who married Madeleine Baudet, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Quebec in 1685 [2]
  • Louis Pinard, son of Louis and Marie-Madeleine, who married Madeleine Renou, daughter of François and Marguerite, in Saint-François-du-Lac, Quebec on 24th November 1698 [2]
  • Claude Pinard, son of Louis and Marie-Madeleine, who married Françoise Gamelin, daughter of Michel and Marguerite, in Quebec in 1698 [2]
Pinard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Antoine Pinard, son of Louis and Marie-Ursule, who married Marie Jutras, daughter of Dominique and Marie, in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec on 10th January 1708 [2]
  • Guillaume Pinard, son of Louis and Marie-Ursule, who married Marguerite Leclerc, daughter of Jean and Marie-Claire, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 8th January 1720 [2]
  • Michel Pinard, son of Claude and Françoise, who married Madeleine Roitchot, daughter of Jacques and Élisabeth, in Saint-François-du-Lac, Quebec on 18th October 1723 [2]
  • Jean-Baptiste Pinard, son of Louis and Marie-Ursule, who married Agnès Gautier, daughter of Germain and Jeanne, in Boucherville, Quebec on 3rd September 1724 [2]
  • Guillaume Pinard, son of Guillaume and Marguerite, who married Marie-Josephte Loiseau, daughter of Jean and Marie-Josephte, in Boucherville, Quebec on 30th October 1747 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Pinard (post 1700) +

  • Adolphe Pinard (1844-1934), French professor of Obstetrics
  • Roch Pinard (1910-1974), Canadian lawyer and politician, member of the Canadian House of Commons (1945-1957)
  • Yvon Pinard (b. 1940), Canadian judge and politician, member of the Parliament of Canada for Drummond (1974-1984)
  • Joseph Albert Pinard (1878-1964), Canadian politician, member of the Canadian House of Commons (1936-1945)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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