All the Leicestershire Holliers seem to have migrated from Warwickshire. The county remains important for the name, despite the lessening importance of Warwickshire itself.
One of the main groups of Leicestershire Holliers. It appears that the family originally came from Bickenhill, in Warwickshire, but settled in Sharnford. Branches are associated with Burbage and Three Pots. This is the family researched originally by Harry Duckworth, whose extensive article on the family is reproduced here.
This other Leicestershire Hollier family lived very close to the above family, but there doesn't seem to be a connection. They were associated with Hinckley, Stoke Golding and Barwell. The forename ‘Elliott’ was used in the family over many generations. One of these, Elliott Hollier (1813-1905) moved to Dudley (WOR) where he was a chemist and became mayor of the town. Geoff Kernan's article on Elliott the Chemist appears here and in Volume 3. The family's origin is almost certainly from Warwickshire and Harry Duckworth suggested that Thomas Hollier, the blacksmith and progenitor of the line may have been part of the Nether Whitacre family. There is a record from 1702 of Thomas's son Thomas selling a cottage at Maxstoke to Thomas Holbeche of Fillongley, which supports the Warwickshire connection. Another possible connection is that Richard Hollier (1637- ) from the Kingsbury family may have been the Overseer of the Poor at Stoke Golding in 1696.