Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage French (Rare)
Other Forms FormsPiénoël
Edit Status Status
Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 2/14/2016
French surname that possibly refers to the buckled shoes that the original bearer was wearing, in which case it is derived from Old French pié meaning "foot" combined with Old French noiel meaning "buckle". This is not completely certain, however, as scholars apparently also think that there is a possibility that the second element is ultimately derived from Middle French noel meaning "stone (of a fruit)".