The VOYLES Family DNA Project
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 believe that certain VOYLES’ lines coming out of Tennessee may actually be members of the VOWELL family of Virginia. 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.This is a Y-DNA Project open to all males who bear the VOYLES surname or any spelling variant thereof.