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Tish is a feminine given name and a nickname, frequently for Letitia or variations thereof. Tish is also an uncommon surname, accounting for around 500 people in the 2000 US Census and 550 in the 2010 US Census, around 95% of whom self-identified as white. [1]



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  1. "Tish Last Name Popularity, Meaning and Origin". Name Census. Retrieved 19 June 2022.