"The evolution of Snotgobbler begins at it's earliest origins, when the name came into existence.
"The meaning of Snotgobbler may come from a profession, such as the name 'Fisher' which was given to fishermen. Some of these profession-based surnames can be a profession in a different language. Because of this it is essential to know the nationality of a name, and the languages used by it's ancestors. Many western names like Snotgobbler come from religious texts like the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, etc. Often these names relate to a religious phrase such as 'Lamb of God'."
Valuable genealogical research provided by Ancient Faces (Thanks, Ron!)
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects