Pineau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Pineau family

The surname Pineau was first found in La Rochelle, where one of the first records of the name was Hélie Pineau who was listed there in 1394.

Several families of the name were found in the region of Fontenay-le Comte and La Chitaigneraie and seem to come from the same stock. At the end of the 15th century, we find Jean Pineau du Breuil-Barret, husband of Sainte de Sallenove.

Early History of the Pineau family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pineau research. Another 110 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1394, 1538, 1563, 1638, 1651, 1667, 1714, 1776, 1763, 1736, 1807, 1709, 1752, 1764, 1824, 1896 and 1861 are included under the topic Early Pineau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pineau Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pineau, Pinau, Pinaud, Pinel, Pinault, Pineault and others.

Early Notables of the Pineau family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Pierre Paul Antoine Pineau, Marquis de Viennay. The branch from Maillezais produced the distinguished physician Etienne-Gabriel-Hilaire Pineau (1736-1807), who had his moment of fame and published a Memoir on the danger of hasty burials; he had the honor of presenting his work to King Louis XVI and Queen Marie-Antoinette, who welcomed him with distinction. Jacques Pineau de Viennay (b. 1709) was the Intendent of Strassbourg from 1752-1764. Other early entries for the...
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Pineau Ranking

In France, the name Pineau is the 311st most popular surname with an estimated 12,999 people with that name. [1]


United States Pineau migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pineau Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Marcallin Pineau, who arrived in Colorado in 1896 [2]

Canada Pineau migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pineau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Pierre Pineau, son of Paschal and Jeanne, who married Anne Boyer, daughter of Pierre and Catherine, in Quebec on 14th May 1658 [3]
  • Michel Pineau, son of Pierre and Anne, who married Simone Baudet, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Cap-Santé, Quebec on 4th July 1689 [3]
  • Nicolas Pineau, son of Jean and Françoise, who married Louise Douaire, daughter of Thomas and Marguerite, in Quebec on 12th January 1693 [3]
  • Joseph Pineau, son of Pierre and Anne, who married Catherine Richer, daughter of Pierre and Dorothée, in Batiscan, Quebec on 12th October 1693 [3]
Pineau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • François Pineau, son of Pierre and Marie, who married Catherine Prudhomme, daughter of Pierre and Marie-Anne, in Quebec on 1st July 1715 [3]
  • François Pineau, son of Michel and Simone, who married Marie-Anne Guertin, daughter of Louis and Madeleine, in Saint-Ours, Quebec on 7th January 1721 [3]
  • Joseph Pineau, son of Joseph and Catherine, who married Marie-Josephte Parseillez, daughter of Étienne and Marie-Anne, in L'Assomption, Quebec on 27th August 1725 [3]
  • Jean-Baptiste Pineau, son of René and Catherine, who married Agnès Chaillé, daughter of Henri and Marie-Renée, in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec on 5th February 1725 [3]
  • Jean Pineau, son of Joseph and Catherine, who married Geneviève Végiard, daughter of Raymond and Charlotte, in Verchères, Quebec on 17th Ocotber 1729 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Pineau (post 1700) +

  • Gisèle Pineau (b. 1956), French novelist, writer and former psychiatric nurse
  • Carol Pineau, French award-winning documentary film producer, writer, director, and journalist
  • Lieutenant Cleo Francis Pineau, French World War I flying ace
  • Cédric Pineau (b. 1985), French professional road bicycle racer
  • Nicolas Pineau (1684-1754), French carver and ornamental designer
  • Jérôme Pineau (b. 1980), French professional road bicycle racer
  • Allison Pineau (b. 1989), French handball player
  • Christian Pineau (1904-1995), World War II Resistance fighter and politician
  • Joelle Pineau, Assistant professor of Computer Science at McGill University, Montreal, Canada


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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