Eric's grandmother (his mother's mother) Rose's first husband was Reginald Cecil Clapton (they had Eric's mother Patricia Molly Clapton). Rose's 2nd husband was Jack Clapp and they are the ones that Patricia left Eric to be raised with. He was born and named Eric Patrick Clapton.foursquare said:correction: Patricia Clapp, Eric Clapton was born Eric Clapp, so id assume his mothers last name would be the same.
Yeah drift_boat, one of the story I read was that Patricia and her son from her husband Frank McDonald came to visit. Her son was about 6 and Eric was about 11 or 12. To prevent more scandals and gossips and so on, they had to pretend that Patricia was Eric's sister. It understandably made Eric feel even more *odd* and angry.drift_boat said:What I have read about that period in his life indicated all was not all that rosy. One author claimed that Clapton's mother actually tried to re-enter his life during his teen years, but as his long lost older sister. When the truth came out, it drove Clapton to so much angst that it drove him to the blues.