As far as we know, no one assumed the last name of Amdur while still living in Indua.That would have defeated the purpose of distinguishing one from the other.Thus, a town might have a “Simon the tailor” and a “Simon from Amdur.” Later, when Jews had to adopt hereditary family names, Simon the tailor might become Simon Schneider, while Simon from Amdur would become Simon Amdur.We assume that all those whose names are Amdur, Amdursky and Amdurer descent from someone who lived in Indura just prior to the adoption of family names.
We hope that Amdurs everywhere will find their families here and will add information to it, in the process enriching everyone’s knowledge.
It's contents have been put together based on information supplied by members of the Amdur family 'olumi'.
Its purpose is to give us a history, roots, and to allow all of us a sense of belonging. Please add to it by forwarding missing or corrected information, stories you heard from your grandparents about the old countries, and most important - photos, both of your generation as well as of those no longer with us.
Facial similarities suggest that there is a strong family linkage. We don’t know anything about the original home of the Amdurers but they are included as well.
Amduras, a Latvian form of the name, appeared in the 20th century.