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Name Origins: Abi

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Julie Helen Otto

Julie Helen Otto
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ABI (f) Hebrew. Mother of Hezekiah, King of Israel. In colonial America, ABI could also function as an abbreviated version of ABIGAIL or a phonetic version of that name’s nickname ABBY. Abi Birge, dau. of John [Jr.] and Esther (Peirce) Birge, b. Deerfield, Mass. 22 Aug. 1774, m. Orin Rogers 22 March 1797 at nearby Charlemont (NEHGR 161 [2007]: 137, 137n).

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