Eisenbeiß Family History & Genealogy

History & Genealogy information and links for families with the name Eisenbeiß, Eisenbeisz, Eisenbeiss, Eisenbeis, Eisenbise, Eisenbies, Icenbice, Isenbice, Eisenbeiser, Eysenbeiß, and Eysenbeys.

Eisenbeiß (eyes-en-bice): A person, or persons, who gather every three years to eat kucha, talk, dance, talk, reminisce, talk, eat kucha, talk about eating, and eat kucha while they talk.

General Information

Clyde Eisenbeis began researching the Eisenbeiß name in 1980 by writing letters to various Eisenbeiß families throughout North Dakota and South Dakota. This quickly expanded to California and Canada.

After the first International Eisenbeiß Family Reunion in 1982, this expanded to more states. After the second International Eisenbeiß Family Reunion in 1984 (which included Eisenbeiß Families from Germany), this expanded to other countries.

Over the next few decades, the research expanded in an attempt to record all known Eisenbeiß families. Hundreds of folks have contributed thousands of names / family relationships ... and includes Eisenbeiß family genealogies from around the world (listing of contributors).

Special acknowledgement is given to Albert Eisenbeiß of Germany, Henri Eisenbeis of France, and Dennis Eisenbeis of California for their long term commitment to this extensive effort.

History & Genealogy

  • Eisenbeiß Family Genealogy   Could take a bit time to download the large file.
  • Eisenbeiß Family History

  • Genealogy Updates

    Contact Clyde Eisenbeis for additions and corrections ... details on the genealogy book format

    International Eisenbeiß Family Reunion

    An International Eisenbeiß Family Reunion is held every three years. Eisenbeiß familes have come to the reunion from many US states ... and from Canada, Germany, Switzerland, France, and Luxembourg.

    The next reunion is scheduled for 27-30 June 2019 in Rapid City, South Dakota
    ... 2019 Eisenbeiß Reunion Details.pdf
    ... 2019 Eisenbeiß Reunion Hotel Reservation Info.pdf.
    The plan is to distribute the Registration packet in January 2019.

    For questions about the reunion, contact Tim & Jamie Eisenbeisz eisenbeiszreunion@hotmail.com.

    To be added to the reunion mailing list, email your name / address / email adr to Ed Eisenbeisz edwin.eisenbeisz@cnh.com. Usually two mailings occur ... one about a year before the reunion and a second a few months before the reunion.

    Genealogy Books

    Eisenbeiß Family History & Genealogy books have published with the latest updates to coincide with the reunions.

    The books contain extensive information about Eisenbeiß families, letters, histories, maps, coat-of-arms, and genealogy dating back to the 1500’s. The 2013 Eisenbeisz History & Genealogy book contains more than 14,000 Eisenbeiß relatives.

    There are no plans to publish another history / genealogy book. The history and genealogy can be retrieved from the links under History & Genealogy on this website.

    Additions / corrections can be emailed to Clyde Eisenbeis


    The Eisenbeiß name is found in Germany (Freudenstadt, Neuenkirchen, Eliasbrunn, and Nürnberg) in the 1500's and 1600's.


    Eisenbeiß translates into "iron bite" ... in the following examples, biting a sword.

    J.C. Eisenbeiss Headstone in a Nürnberg, Germany cemetery

    This image is also engraved on the purchase agreement of the mill of Wellesweiler by Seyfried Eisenbeiss.

    Image created by Viktoria Eisenbeis Tsvetkovskaya (Moscow, Russia)

    Wood carving by Franz Eisenbeis (Luxembourg)

    Coat of Arms

    Book Covers

    For information about files with .pdf, .zip, or .txt extensions click here.


    Old German Script (printed chars and handwritten chars) Example 1,  Example 2

    English to German, German to English

  • Henri Eisenbeis genealogy website 1 ... genealogy website 2 ... genealogy website 3.
  • Henke Genealogy website
  • Ricker Genealogy website
  • Ries Genealogy website
  • Germans from Russia website

  • Contact Clyde Eisenbeis