Voyles Family DNA Project- Background

Administrators

Surnames

Vails, Vials, Viles, Voiles, Voils, Vowel, Vowell, Vowells, Vowels, Vowles, Voyles

Background

The majority of the individuals in the United States bearing the surname Voyles are thought to be descendants of Jacob Voyles. Jacob Voyles and his four sons, William, Thomas, John and James, came to the United States from Wales in 1754. The four sons of Jacob originally settled in North Carolina and South Carolina. Their descendants later settled in Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois and Tennessee, as well as many southern states. Some researchers have speculated that certain Voyles’ lines coming out of Tennessee may actually be members of the Vowell family of Virginia, although DNA tests to date have not validated that theory.   

The Voyles surname was been spelled in many ways, including Voiles, Voils, Viles, Viols, Vials and Vales.

It is unknown whether the Viles lines coming out of the northeastern United States are related to the Jacob Voyles line which originated in Wales.

General Fund

Current balance: $43.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Credit $25.00 7/21/2008 Carol Voiles     Unknown
Debit $101.00 7/2/2008   Kit 121682 121682 Unknown
Debit $101.00 6/9/2008   Kit 123194 123194 Unknown
Credit $85.00 5/13/2008 Carol Voiles     Unknown
Credit $25.00 5/9/2008 James Voyles     Unknown
Credit $110.00 5/1/2008 Carol Voiles     Unknown