The first written mentions of the town are as Egerscug (1247) and Egerszeg (1293); the name means "alder-tree corner" and is probably a reference to the town's situation in the angle where two rivers meet.
- Sample :
- Brief anthropological analysis :
- Type 1 : Intermediate complexion, leptomorphic, leptoprosopic yet probably brachycephalic, narrow eyes, long and narrow arched nose, high forehead, large jaw, pointy chin
A very common type in Eastern Europe abundantly found in the Balkans for instance. Puffier features can be found on some individuals (puffier noses, flushy lips, ...).
- Type 2 : Rather dark complexion (from dark to medium blonde hair), brachymorphic, large square-shaped head, little and distanced oblique eyes, low orbits, broad and straight nose, full lips, weak browridges, large jaw, receding chin
Another common type in Eastern Europe. Less archetypal and more classical individuals (light complexion, puffy nose, leptomorphic, ...) are found. These types do find counterparts in Western Europe ("elongated Borreby ?").
- Final morphotypes :