|Author:||Sagani (guest, 126.96.36.199)|
|Date:||October 16, 2004 at 6:30:55 AM|
|Reply to:||Eiffel by Gianfranco E. Tubino Bryce|
It comes from the name of a german region in Rheinland-Pfalz "EIFEL", in fact it is a sort of mountainous area.
The real name of Gustave Eiffel was Boekhausen: his family changed the surname at the beginning of 18th century.
see the french site www.jtosti.com/noms
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