Thank you for responding. You have motivated me to return to "the hunt"!
A few years ago a British friend was kind enough to spend hours looking through records and was able to order copies of a few of the birth records.
Albert and Kate Lane, were my GGrandparents. According to military papers when their son, Edward, my Grandfather, joined the Army he was a Cottuli. Not sure exactly when but, by the time they all moved to CA they're name became Cotterly.
I was told Charles Felix (an impoverished baron) and family were from Spain/Basque and at some point they moved to Ireland. Perhaps about the time of the famine they with at least their son Frederick went to England.
Their son Albert stayed in Ireland. One of Albert's sons, Ferdinand, moved to England (Bristol)later when he had young children.
I do not have a subscription to any data bases so my ability to retrieve information is limited.