Nottage As An African American Last Name

The 2010 U.S. Census recorded 267 black Americans with Nottage as their last name. That represented 42% of the total of 644 entries.

This article tracks their numbers in the census since the Civil War. We also look at historic African American people named Nottage.

After The Civil War

The 1870 census was the first survey after the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation. In 1850 and 1860, only free African Americans were recorded in the census. The many enslaved were omitted.

From 1870 onward, all black Americans were included.

There were no people named Nottage recorded in the 1870 census as black or mixed. There was a total of 85 people with the name.

Nottage In The 1900 And 1940 Census

The 1900 census recorded 7 people with the last name Nottage as black within a total of 185 that year.

The 1940 census recorded 53 people named Nottage as black within a total of 308.

Historic Black Figures With The Nottage Surname

Here are some notable African Americans in history with Nottage as their last name.

Delores Nottage

  • Born: 1927
  • From: Philadelphia
  • Died: 2005

Delores Nottageā€™s parents were from the Bahamas. She married William Tucker in 1951 and worked in real estate.

Delores became heavily involved in civil rights activism. She walked on the Selma to Montgomery March in 1965 with Dr Luther King.

The Governor of Pennsylvania appointed her as Secretary of State in 1971. She was the first African American woman to be a Secretary of State in the country. Pennsylvania was one of the first states to enact the Equal Rights Amendment under her watch.

In the latter stage of her life, she became vehemently opposed to explicit and misogynistic lyrics in rap. She campaigned to have some of the songs removed from the shelves, which brought a backlash from some prominent rappers.