What should the LNAB be for Sophia Dorothea of Celle?

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More about Sophia here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_Dorothea_of_Celle

Currently all her WikiTree IDs use Celle or of Celle, but that's just a place, not a house or anything as clearly surname-like as that. Wikipedia only lists Hanover for her house, which I think she just married into (but maybe she was born into it too? I'm not sure, but her husband was a Hanover and they were first cousins.) Her father was in the House of Welf.

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1 Answer

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I would say Welf.... or Guelf or Guelph... "The House of Welf (historically rendered in English as Guelf or Guelph" according to WikiPedia... so I would definitely give her a house LNAB of her fathers but... not sure which of those would be proper.

by Lindsay Tyrie G2G6 Mach 1 (20.0k points)
Thanks for answering, Lindsay!

Given the choice between different ways of spelling Welf, I'd go with Welf, I think. Sophia was German, so the German spelling makes more sense than the English one (even if she did eventually move to England).
I support that. I hate picking between versions of last names... Welf is good by me...

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