Tomasz Kammel revealed why he changed his name. It boasts of its Swabian origin

Tomasz Kammel is one of the most recognizable faces of TVP. A dozen years ago, however, it had a different name. Today he explained why he decided to change his name.

Tomasz Kammel has been working for TVP since 1997, which is almost 25 years. Faithful fans of the presenter probably remember that a dozen or so years ago he was known under a different name. Until 2004, his name was Tomasz Kamel. Then he decided to add a second “m” to his last name. Why?

The journalist made it clear on social media. Kammel reverted to the last name his family had had long ago.

Tomasz Kammel changed his name – why?

In an Instagram post, the TVP journalist told his family story and explained the exact etymology of his surname. It is an old surname, derived from the name of the textile profession performed in the Swabia region, which in turn derives from the German word “der Kamm”, meaning … a comb.

“Before I add another” m “, a few words for those who have been asking for years what my surname is about. On the Internet they write:” until 2004 known as Kamel “. It’s true “- said the presenter.

“My father’s mother, grandmother Gienia, was the daughter of a Polish and German woman, her husband, and my grandfather Eduard is German. Their name was Kammel. However, when they returned to their grandmother’s hometown (Lower Silesia, earlier Niederschlesien) after the war, the official arbitrarily shortened their surname and Kamel wrote the documents in. These were the times. When after many years the whole family from my father’s side returned to Germany, an automatic correction was made to “Kammel” based on the birth certificates. My father, marrying my mother in 1970, was Kamel for Polish officials. it never took a long time, and at one point I wanted to get my original name back, which was in 2004. Why did I do that? Not to prove that I am not a camel anymore, “he explained.

“Kammel is an old Swabian surname”

Finally, he accurately explains the name’s origin and encourages his fans to share their stories too.
“Kammel is an old Swabian (Swabia region) surname derived from the name of the textile profession. Well, kammele (Die Kammels) were people who used special devices (combs?) To comb the wool. Hence Kammel from the German word Kamm (comb). Do you know the stories of your names? Will you write? In my opinion it will be turbo interesting “- the journalist encouraged the fans.

Kammel’s entry on Instargam.


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