The first documented reference to the surname Snooker dates back to the late eighteenth century. This is followed by the confirmed existence of an individual named John Snooker, with an exact address, in 1831. From the middle of the nineteenth century to the present day, the press and books contain data on dozens of people with this name. This includes officers who served in India at the time when the game of snooker was created. It is possible that any of these individuals may have been involved in the creation of the game, or that they may have named the game after themselves. Alternatively, it is possible that other players may have named the game after its creator, or that the creator of the game may have named it after someone they knew well. These are merely hypotheses, as there are not yet enough facts to make theories. That is why we gather facts.