The farther back I go the different variations in the spellings, there are
more than half a dozen ways of spelling the Catling name. I am not sure of
the origins. I do know that it is a rare long surgical knife according to the
Encyclopedia. In the naval realm a Catling is a strong rope used to lash the
anchor to a spar at the bow of ship, when the order let go the anchor is given
a boatswain chops the rope and the anchor drops free. There is a road in Braybrant
Lake, Saskatchewan that bears the name of Catling as it is named after my father.
He lived there for some time building houses for the first nations. He
became well know and liked and so in a sign of respect they name the main
entrance to the town after him.