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Pienaar is a common Afrikaans surname, derived from the French Pinard.[1] It was brought to South Africa in 1688 by Huguenot settlers traveling with the Dutch East India Company.[2] The extended progenitors of the Pienaar clan are Jacques Pinard, a carpenter from Eure-et-Loir, and Esther Foucher (born Suèvres, Orléanais). After Esther's death Pinard later remarried Marthe le Fèbre, a native of Paarl.[2] Some of their descendants include:

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