Barby could refer to the following places:
Wonder if Barby would be a placename with the most exact (looking) cognates around Europe or any other region?
Would be good to find all their etymologies and hear how they are spoken out. So far, according to here: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id...DAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=toponymie barby&f=false Barby, Ardennes is from "Barba ou Barbus (OTL) + -acum"
Note: reckon if anything to do with the English Barby and Swedish Barby, then the German Barby seems (somehow) to of gone and gotten itself to be a geographical isolate. Note: along with Barby, Savoy there is also an Amby knocking around in Savoy - itself a false cognate to Amby, Netherlands - itself a geographical isolate(?)
As with lastnames, reckon that France may well contain the most placenames and placename elements which are false-cognates to placename elements found in 'Germanic lands' Mostly due to the sundriness of spellings from only one French placename element, that being (after the layman's -ville) it's most well-known: -acum. Spell something so many sundry ways it will overlap at some point ...
vic, lin, fort, borne, bride, dale, ?
Savoy was not a part of France not so long ago - so Barby as a placename has spanned five sundry nations!
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