No one in the 18th century censuses has family names. We assume that one Elyakim was our ancestor although we don’t know which one.We also don’t know if this Elyakim made the move to Braslav.
This group would also include those Amdurs who ventured to Dvinsk, Kamajai, and Rokiskis, as documented by the Pages of Testemony after the Sho'ar.Some of those in our database use that spelling, although they originally were probably just Amdur. The suffixes -sky and -er both mean “from.” Amdursky and Amdurer mean “from Amdur.” The town that Jews called Amdur is Indura (53'27"N / 23'53"E), a small town southeast of Grodno near the western border of Belarus (refer to the page tab above called Amdur Europe for maps).Yiddish speakers frequently transform the N sound into an M.This Web site has been designed to share all of that information.
We hope that Amdurs everywhere will find their families here and will add information to it, in the process enriching everyone’s knowledge.
They wrote the name Indura as aleph, mem, daleth, resh and pronounced it Amdur.